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Sustainable Living can be easy. IKEA shows how

Want to know how to live sustainably? IKEA invites you to discover how easy it can be in a personal home tour, a real life household project, and a furniture take-back initiative!

The conversation on living green has grown stronger in recent years, but truth is, many Singaporeans are still armed with only the basic ideas of how to live a sustainable life.

From 13 July – 6 August 2017, IKEA plans to show homeowners how small and simple changes can cultivate significant green benefits – saving money, reducing waste and energy, and helping one live a healthier life.

IKEA’s VALLENTUNA sofa is a durable and flexible design. You can add, remove and change functions to suit your need. Since it’s created out of modules, users don’t have to dispose of the entire system (adding to the landfill) should one section turn faulty.

Sustainable Living Home Tours

Over two weekends (14 – 16 July and 21 – 23 July 2017), IKEA Alexandra and IKEA Tampinese stores will be running home tours of their newly furnished Sustainable Homes. Guests will be led in small groups to learn the simple lifestyle changes that can be made using IKEA home furnishing solutions.

Sustainable Living Project

IKEA will be recruiting three household participants for a three-month long programme to create a more sustainable home. Each household will be funded $2,500 worth of IKEA products and services to aid them in the process, with IKEA staff evaluating and providing advice and support along the way. Final evaluation will consider utility savings and lifestyle changes. Registration will be held from 7 July to 24 July 2017.

For more on the Sustainable Living Home Tours and Sustainable Living Project, go to

Furniture Take-Back Initiative

Have pre-loved IKEA or non-IKEA furniture you don’t need? IKEA’s pilot trial ‘Take-Back Programme’ gives customers the option of exchanging their fully-assembled furniture (with the exception of furniture with upholstery and mattresses) for IKEA cash vouchers of between $3 and $60 in value. This takes place only at the IKEA Tampinese store from 13 July to 6 August 2017. For full details, visit

3 fast and simple eco tips from IKEA

#1 Consider LED. These lights use 85% less energy and last for up to 20 years. IKEA’s entire lighting range are now energy efficient LED.


#2 Save water when washing fruits and veggies by placing them in a colander and let the water collect in a tub below. Save it for dish washing and watering your plants (just make sure it’s not soapy).

GRUNDVATTNET colander and GRUNDVATTNET washing up bowl from IKEA

#3 When choosing cotton (or any product for that matter), consider where it comes from. All the cotton in IKEA’s products comes from more sustainable sources. This means that the cotton is either recycled, or grown with less water, less fertilisers and less pesticides.


LJUSÖGA quilt cover and pillow cases from IKEA


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