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Tobias on innovating showers to make a difference

Nearly one-third of the world’s population may face water shortages by 2025. In a household, it’s showering that consumes the most water – about 40 per cent. Hence, IKEA is innovating around water-saving solutions. The latest is a water recycling shower solution, which has just been through the first round of home tests. For Tobias Svanberg, Development Leader at IKEA, this is an important step to enable customers to make a big difference in their water use at home.

Portrait of a man in glasses and a blue IKEA shirt, plus clear PET bottles and plastic bags.

Nishant on turning plastic bottles into artificial sheepskins

Polyester is one of the most popular synthetic fibres in the world. For decades, it’s been used in everything from packaging to garments. But virgin polyester doesn’t live up to IKEA’s sustainability requirements to reach the ambitious goal of being a circular business by 2030. We talked to Caroline and Nishant about material innovation and a more sustainable artificial sheepskin.