Ikea bans all single-use plastic from its stores and restaurants

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      The Swedish furniture giant said it will stop selling single-use plastic products like straws, plates, cups, freezer bags, garbage bags, and plastic-coated paper plates and cups.

      Its restaurants will also stop giving out plastic straws, cups, plates, cutlery, drink stirrers and plastic containers for freshly prepared food.

      The company announced the ban as part of a broader sustainability strategy, in which it committed to become “people and planet positive by 2030.”

      Ikea said it is aiming at purchasing 100% renewable energy by 2020, and use only renewable and recycled materials in its products. It also wants to make its home deliveries zero emission by 2025.

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