Pioneering post-use recycling: a story with IKEA
We recaptured 10,000 sqm of used vinyl flooring from Ikea department store Kungens Kurva (Stockholm, Sweden) through our ReStart® flooring take-back and recycling programme, and processed it at our on-site recycling facility in Ronneby (Sweden). There, we ground the flooring down and cleaned it of glue and concrete residue, processing the entirety of the remaining vinyl into high quality raw materials for new flooring, following our own groundbreaking in-house process. We incorporated the resulting recycled material - alongside virgin materials - into high performing, durable flooring for the IKEA store in Jönköping. In total, this climate-friendly project is estimated to have saved close to 100 tonnes of CO2 emissions. This is equivalent to the amount of carbon captured by 5,500 trees seedlings grown for 10 years.