IKEA Malaysia eliminated plastic bags from its business in 2011 and is now donating money it earns from selling recyclable blue bags to the WWF-Malaysia Eco-schools Programme - a total of RM 300,000 over next three years.
The Eco-Schools Programme is an international initiative that promotes environmental and sustainability education in more than 60 countries around the world. WWF-Malaysia became an associate member of Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in 2010 and has been the national operator for the Eco-Schools Programme in Malaysia ever since, with over 80 participating schools so far.
The programme links directly to an important arm of IKEA sustainability strategy – to enable customers to live a more sustainable life at home
IKEA Malaysia strives to reduce waste in all corners of our business. Reducing waste makes good business sense because it reduces our costs – but most of all it supports our IKEA vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people. Making a positive impact on people and our planet is a key to our sustainability strategy. The partnership with WWF-Malaysia is a great opportunity to share our knowledge while educating the future generation to inspire a better life for people and communities.