Ikea Will Buy Back Some Used Furniture to Stop ‘Excessive Consumption’

SourceThe New York Times
SectorRetail
CountryMiddle east

The program, part of the company’s larger efforts to combat climate change, will be available in 27 countries, but not the United States.Beginning in November, Ikea stores in 27 countries will offer to buy used Ikea furniture from customers.Credit...Neeta Satam for The New York TimesBy Derrick Bryson TaylorMoving up in the world or at least moving homes, customers have for generations faced an awkward question: What do you do with old Ikea furniture, so carefully assembled but so ready to be replaced?Ikea, the Swedish furniture retailer, offered a solution this week. It announced that next month it will begin a global buyback program of unwanted Ikea furniture to encourage customers to take a stand against excessive consumption, the company said.The program, called “Buy Back,” will begin in Britain on Nov. ...read more...