Earth911 Podcast: IKEA’s Mardi Ditze On Retailing’s Path To The Circular Economy

Earth911 Podcast: IKEA’s Mardi Ditze On Retailing’s Path To The Circular Economy

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IKEA is a world retail and furnishings large that has grown up with the trendy period, defining a spare however elegant Nordic model that influences lots of our properties. Mardi Ditze, IKEA’s Country Sustainability Manager, joins the dialog to debate how the corporate companions with clients to cut back, reuse, and recycle throughout its merchandise’ lifecycles. Mardi leads the IKEA group that’s creating and implementing IKEA’s local weather targets, which embody designing all merchandise for a round lifecycle, utilizing renewable or recyclable supplies in all its products by 2030, growing new round companies and the enterprise fashions to assist them, and collaborating with different organizations to prepared the ground to a sustainable economic system by instance.

Mardi Ditze, IKEA’s U.S. Country Sustainability Manager, is our visitor on Sustainability In Your Ear.

Mardi explains the enterprise advantages of IKEA’s Buy Back and Resell program, which doesn’t markup used items when reselling them, and the way offering free substitute components deepens buyer relationships. She additionally addresses international retailers’ challenges when interacting with the fractured native recycling infrastructure in several U.S. communities. IKEA has partnered with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to develop a circular economy glossary, which integrates into its advertising and marketing, buyer communications, and retail experiences. IKEA’s huge, multifaceted shops could also be a mannequin for spurring native innovation merely by its capability to attach flows of supplies to assortment applications and processors that can maintain wooden, metallic, glass, and over many generations of merchandise. You can be taught extra about IKEA and its sustainability efforts at

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