IKEA: Energy Conservation And The Sustainability Of The Environment
As we all know, the world is facing pressing problems. According to our reading materials about COP21, the average temperature of the world had risen 0.89 °C in 2012 compared with the average for the 20th century, and this would be worsened if human beings do not control and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Being one of the best retailers in the world, IKEA is committed to protecting natural resources and incorporating sustainability into the goods they created. IKEA endeavors to minimize negative effects on the Earth and promote sustainability. They have done a lot of contributions which include energy saving, waste treatment, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, chemicals use reduction and natural resources conservation.
Firstly, IKEA encourages the use of LED bulbs in order to save energy as LED bulbs use up to 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last up to 25 times longer. Since 2016, IKEA only sell LED light bulbs, completely phasing out incandescent bulbs. Moreover, IKEA’s LED bulbs are designed to fit into any lighting fixture, customers do not need to buy different kinds of light bulbs and save money. This creates environmental and financial advantages simultaneously.
Secondly, IKEA also works actively on recycling and reducing waste in both pre-consumer session and post-consumer session. In 2015, 89% of waste was recycled across IKEA operations. For the pre-consumer part, IKEA recycles large quantities of…