Furniture giant Ikea to start selling spare parts for products

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 3:06PM
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Furniture giant Ikea to start selling spare parts for products

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 3:06PM

Furniture giant Ikea will soon start selling spare parts for its products in a sustainability push.

It means people will be able to buy items like sofa legs and arm chair covers instead of having to throw the whole thing out.

The question is, can selling spare parts for things like furniture and whiteware become common place worldwide?

Sustainable Business Network's general manager projects and advisory, James Griffin told Kate Hawkesby as a society, we can't continue with our throwaway culture.

"It's clear we need to reduce the pressure on the environment, customers want products to last longer."

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