IKEA Ireland to stop selling plastic straws in bid to be eco-friendly

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IKEA Ireland to stop selling plastic straws in bid to be eco-friendly

IKEA will no longer be selling single-use plastic straws in Ireland.

In a bid to be environmentally conscious, IKEA will phase out single-use plastic straws across all its stores in Ireland by October 1, 2018.

Hege Sæbjørnsen, Country Sustainability Manager, IKEA UK and Ireland, told Energy Live News: “The world is changing at a rapid rate and bold, urgent actions are required to meet the sustainability challenges we are facing.

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“Plastic pollution is one critical issue to urgently address for a more sustainable future and is something our customers and co-workers are actively passionate about.

“By responding and acting quickly to remove single-use plastic straws, we hope to fuel the energy behind this movement and empower people to see hundreds of other small actions we can all take in our daily liv es to have a positive impact on the precious world around us.”

The retail giant aims to stop selling all single-use straws globally by 2020.

Plastic straws (stock picture)

Recently BWG Foods introduced 100% biodegradable coffee cups across newsagent chains like SPAR, EUROSPAR, MACE, Londis and XL.

The initiative will prevent more than 19 million coffee cups from going into landfills in Ireland every year.

Another retail giant Starbucks announced last week that it hopes to ban plastic straws in all their stores worldwide by 2020.

Source: Google News Ireland | Netizen 24 Ireland

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