Sustainable life at home

Make a difference without leaving your home

At IKEA we have loads of money-saving products and solutions to help you save energy and water, and reduce waste. They may seem like small things – but that’s the beauty of small actions: they all add up!

SAVING ENERGY

We’ve gone all-in! Now all the lighting we sell at IKEA is LED - better for your home and the environment.

A brighter life at home with LED

In order to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases, we have taken a stand against traditional incandescent lightbulbs and switched our entire lighting range to energy-efficient LEDs. This really does mean everything, from bright and accurate kitchen lighting through to warm and cosy bedroom lighting. It also means energy savings, better light quality and lower environmental impact. Why not make the change to LEDs today? It’ll brighten up the future for your wallet. And the planet.

See all LED bulbs

Introducing our brightest ideas.

Lighting is a vital part of life at home. It makes our homes safer, cosier and more welcoming. And it allows us to do things we couldn’t otherwise do. But around a quarter of the world’s energy consumption is used for lighting. That’s a lot of energy.

At IKEA, we want to help you live a more sustainable life at home. To reduce your energy consumption without making sacrifices. To make living a sustainable life at home easier, beautiful and more affordable. And tiny LEDs are an easy way to make a big difference.
Did you know?
LED bulbs use 85% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 20 years.
Discover another way to look at light
LED lights use 85% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Their small size opens up a whole new world of exciting lighting design possibilities. And the light quality is so good you can have both functional and atmospheric lighting in just one light. So not only are LEDs making life at home more sustainable, they’re making it more beautiful too.

 
Did you know?

LEDs are so tiny they can be built into almost anything, creating lots of new design possibilities.
 

Lighting possibilities are endless with LED

Living more sustainably is as easy as changing your light bulbs. See why we believe wholeheartedly in LED.
Better light, new designs and lower prices. Watch how we are fully embracing the LED lighting revolution.

Saving energy and money

Also, there are simple changes you can make that can lower your energy bills even further, like using steamer inserts when you cook or washing your clothes in cold water and hanging them out to dry. All these small actions add up! Download our laundry-day energy-saving tips PDF

Save money and the planet, without leaving your home

Whether it’s hanging your clothes to dry, cooking on a high-speed induction hob or using energy-saving blinds, the little things can make a big difference. At IKEA, we have loads of products and solutions to make your home more sustainable. Because our ambition is simply to inspire and enable as many people as possible to live more sustainably and to make it easy and affordable.

The take-away hob for stay-at-home dinners

Life at home is fast changing. Instead of eating in the kitchen and sleeping in the bedroom; we now eat, sleep and play wherever we feel the most comfortable. With the portable, affordable, and extremely energy efficient TILLREDA induction hob, you can now cook up a storm without leaving the sofa.

Did you know?
Induction hobs are 50% quicker and more energy efficient than ceramic or radiant heat hobs

The latest in energy-efficient clothes drying

We tricked you with that headline. Sorry. The MULIG is a lightweight and portable drying rack, designed for the most environmentally friendly clothes drying approach you will find anywhere. So, stop wasting money on your electricity bill and wearing out your clothes in the dryer and start drying your clothes the old-fashioned way.

Did you know?
Tumble dryers are one of the home’s most energy-hungry appliances.

Over-washing clothing wastes water and energy and shortens their lifespan. Instead, try hanging garments out in fresh air to get another day’s wear out of them.

For these energy saving blinds, we went to the experts. Bees.

The HOPPVALS energy-saving cellular blinds were inspired by the honeycomb prismatic wax found in beehives. They create a layer of insulation that can reduce your heating costs by up to 20%, lowering the general light level and providing privacy. All for a price that doesn’t sting your wallet.

Did you know?
Drawing your curtains closed at dusk can cut heat loss through your windows by around 10%.

Saving energy with textiles

There are lots of simple ways to save energy at home and a couple of them only require a trip to the store. Since many homes lose heat through the floors, area rugs are the unsung heroes of low-cost, quick-fix energy solutions. See all area rugs

You can also save energy and regulate indoor temperatures by using textiles to insulate your window and door openings. Curtains block the hot sun on warm days and help keep the heat inside during cooler temperatures. See all curtains
Using rugs and curtains can help you regulate the temperature in warm and cool climates.

A circular IKEA – making the things we love last longer

Do you feel bad about throwing things away? Maybe you want to repair, reuse or recycle, but lack the time, knowledge or energy to do so. We can help.

Every day IKEA explores new ways to make circularity – the elimination of waste and continual use of resources – more convenient and relevant for you. We are constantly working towards helping you waste less time, money and effort by prolonging the life of the products you buy and how you buy them. Read more
SAVING WATER

Tapping into more ways to use less water

Less than 3% of the water on our planet is fresh. That’s why IKEA set about making kitchen and bathroom taps that reduce water consumption. As a wise man once said, you never know the worth of water until the well runs dry!

Water and energy saving showers

All our shower heads and hand showers are water and energy-efficient. This is achieved by a flow regulator, which reduces the water flow. Even though it delivers less water, you won’t notice any difference in the water pressure. You’ll save up to 30% water and energy compared to a shower without a flow regulator.
 
See LILLREVET shower
See BROGRUND shower
 
Did you know?

By turning off the water while brushing your teeth you can save up to 40 litres of water every day.
Great energy saving news for parents living with teenagers.
Water, water, everywhere, but only a tiny fraction of it is fresh. Heating such a precious commodity for daily rituals can incur even more cost. That’s why we have included the cold start function in PILKÅN. The cold-start function avoids hot water waste, saving up to 30% in energy. When you lift the lever straight up, only cold water is released, which means you only heat up water when you need it.

See PILKÅN bathroom tap

 
Take some pressure off
The ÄLMAREN kitchen tap is designed to reduce water consumption by up to 40% while maintaining pressure. This means you can lower your water usage and also your bills, and at the same time relieve some of the pressure to conserve our planet’s water.

Did you know?
IKEA is just as committed to using water efficiently. We also work together with others to support sustainable water management in water-scarce regions and to increase people’s access to clean water.

See ÄLMAREN kitchen tap
Make your own bottled water from a natural source. The tap.
The build-up of plastic waste on our planet is a matter of real concern for all of us. So, next time you feel like grabbing a bottle of spring water from some far-away and exotic well, don’t. Instead, bottle your own water using the durable IKEA 365+ bottle. The planet and your conscience will thank you.

Did you know?
Many brands of bottled water are really just tap water – and often at 2,000 times the price. So refill your bottle from the tap to save both plastic and money.

The current trend is that there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. To help stem the flow of plastic into the ocean, we have committed to eliminating single-use plastic from the IKEA product range and food outlets by 2020.
WASTE & RECYCLING

Using resources in a smart way

Recycling and preventing waste is something everybody can do – from small homes to big businesses. Preventing waste is also a simple way to save money by only using what we need. And when we recycle, materials like paper, plastic and metal can be used again to make new products, instead of taking new resources out of the Earth. Who knows what your egg carton or juice bottle could become next! See more waste-sorting solutions
We have lots of solutions to help with sorting and preventing waste.
Create your own recycling solution
Local recycling systems around the world can be very different, which is why we made a modular system that you can customise. This space-saving system helps you separate your recyclables in a way that works for you. The bins are easy to lift and carry, and the lids lock in odours. See all waste sorting solutions
Get creative with ways to sort
PLUGGIS waste sort­ing bin is compact, stackable and easy to clean. Consider one for every room to make recy­cling that much easier. Or why not stack two waste paper baskets and create a space efficient sorting station?
EASY WAYS TO PREVENT FOOD WASTE
Stack and store
We tend to eat what we see. As soon as you get home from the grocery store, put cereal, pasta and other dry goods in see-through or marked containers for easy-to-find menu ideas. See all IKEA 365+ jars
Preserve
A trip to the farmer’s market can easily turn into preserves for the year. Our KORKEN series containers are made from at least 40% recycled glass and can store your grandmother’s spiced chutney recipe when plums are in season. See all KORKEN jars
Cook and save
Leftovers are great but who wants to eat spicy black bean soup five nights in a row? Make weekly dinner menus and store leftovers in the freezer for lunch another day. See all IKEA 365+ food containers


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