Feld Notes

Aug 2018

Cheap, Fast Furniture

After watching the recent second season of War on Waste on ABC TV, I’ve been taking even more notice of how different retailers deal with packaging, products and their overall rubbish.

IKEA was one of the main subjects of a particular episode, as host Craig Reucassel spoke with the head of the Australian arm about the issue of discarded furniture that litters many suburban streets. Upon entering IKEA in Tempe for a bit of a shop-around today, I was pleased to see the following sign.


The company is obviously trying to deal with the issue and discourage people from tossing its furniture into landfill. I hope that other retailers are watching and taking note.

Of course, the responsibility also falls on consumers to only buy what they really need, as well as reuse and recycle appropriately.