Today, we use the resources of 1.7 planets to meet our needs every year. This overconsumption comes at a cost to nature. We are losing our biodiversity at an alarming rate, and pollution of our natural environment is one of the drivers behind this.
To leave a cleaner, healthier planet for generations to come, IKEA aims to use innovative and creative approaches to value resources and minimise waste. From how they choose materials to how they design, produce, transport, sell and even what happens to each product at the end of its life cycle, IKEA aims to change the way we value resources and our approach to resource efficiency in Singapore.
To reduce waste and protect natural ecosystems, WWF and IKEA are partnering up to promote a circular economy among communities and people in Singapore.
IKEA’s support for the WWF Eco-Schools Programme will help engage students in Singapore on understanding the importance of resource efficiency and waste by moving it towards circular economy, take positive actions and create innovative solutions to reuse materials in their schools.
With a vision of equipping young learners with the skills and understanding to better use our natural resources, IKEA aims to build a generation of consumers empowered to make informed and responsible choices.
In 2013, IKEA banned plastic bags from the Singapore market. Proof that sustainability is not more expensive, IKEA made cost savings from eliminating disposable plastic bags and with the savings, kick started WWF’s Eco-Schools Programme. Since then, WWF Eco-Schools Programme has grown significantly with presence all over Singapore.
To date, IKEA has also sponsored educational workshops to encourage responsible seafood:
At ITE, the workshops introduced the chefs of the future from the School of Culinary Studies to the importance of selecting responsible seafood.
At Republic Poly, WWF held a lab session for budding scientists to investigate the health of the ocean and impacts of ocean acidification and climate change.
If you're interested in exploring a similar partnership with WWF, contact:
Mayj C. Tolentino
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships