Swedish homeware giant Ikea has become the latest company to join Repak to further its sustainability efforts in Ireland.
This announcement will see Ikea working with Repak to increase recycling rates at its Dublin store, which is the equivalent to five and a half football pitches in size, and employs approximately 412 staff.
Currently, less than 15% of Ikea waste goes to landfill worldwide. It also ensures all of its wood is from suppliers that meet its forestry standards, with 22.6% of its wood coming from forests certified by the FSC.
Ikea has also invested in a new wind farm in Ireland, with expected annual production of 25Gwh, or enough to power 5,500 homes a year.
CEO of Repak, Seamus Clancy welcomed the news, saying, “Having Ikea become a member is another milestone for Repak since its inception in 1997."
“IKEA will join with over 2,100 Repak members and will make a significant contribution to our recycling goals in building on Ireland’s success in packaging recycling,” he continued.
Grainne Breen, Regional Sustainability Manager at Ikea further commented, “Ikea Dublin is delighted to become a full member of Repak Ireland and we look forward to working with the organisation on initiatives that really drives the sustainability agenda.”
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