Recycling materials containing heavy metals


IKEA is eliminating lead, cadmium, and chrome from their products and using recycled or recyclable metals wherever possible in their products. To help create a flow balance to offset the mercury in their low-energy light bulbs, IKEA is taking back used fluorescent light bulbs and recycling them in order to capture the mercury they contain and keep it from going to landfills.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production