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Ikea to remove non-rechargeable alkaline batteries by 2021, aiming to reduce waste at home

  • September 30, 2020

Ikea announced it will remove all non-rechargeable alkaline batteries, such as AAA, AA and 9-volts batteries, from all its stores by October 2021.

The home furnishing company said in a statement that the goal is to inspire consumers who frequently use batteries to make the switch to rechargeable ones in order to reduce waste at home.

“Consumers who need to frequently use batteries can benefit by replacing alkaline with rechargeable batteries,” said Emelie Knoester, Business Area Manager at Ikea. “There are substantial savings to be made over time – on the environment as well as their wallets.” 

IKEA announced it will remove all non-rechargeable alkaline batteries, such as AAA, AA and 9-volts batteries, from all its stores by October 2021.

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Ikea sold about 300 million alkaline batteries globally, according to the statement. The retailer’s calculations indicate that if all Ikea customers switched from alkaline batteries to rechargeable batteries and charged them 50 times, global waste could be reduced by as much as 5,000 tons on an annual basis.

Ikea will continue to sell the lithium ion button cell battery because some applications currently sold by Ikea require a button cell battery to function.

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