Design principles for circularity
In order to prolong the life of products and materials we work with 9 circular design principles. Implementing these principles in every product we develop will create the platform for a circular IKEA. All our products will be circular by 2030.
- DESIGNED FOR AN EXPECTED LIFESPAN Product durability, condition, and material matches its functional and stylistic lifespan.
- DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF RENEWABLE OR RECYCLED MATERIALS Ensuring the right choice of materials from the beginning.
- DESIGNED FOR RECYCLING Choosing materials and how they are combined to enable recycling.
- DESIGNED FOR PRODUCTION Designed for minimum waste in production of material, water, energy, and chemicals.
- DESIGNED FOR STANDARDIZATION AND COMPATIBILITY Enabling interchangeability also between brands (ex. chargers), better production and re-manufacturing.
- DESIGNED FOR ADAPTABILITY AND UPGRADABILITY Products that can fulfill the customer need throughout life.
- DESIGNED FOR CARE AND REPAIR Products that fulfill customer needs for easy maintenance, repair, and long term enjoyment.
- DESIGNED FOR DISASSEMBLY AND REASSEMBLY For moving, repairing, upgrading, and remanufacturing.
- DESIGNED FOR AN EMOTIONAL CONNECTION Enabling customers to make an emotional connection with the product, like design details that support keeping memories, uniqueness, or personalization.
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