IKEA Buys Land Damaged by Hurricane in Florida to Plant Forests
The company that owns IKEA just bought 3,200 acres of forest in Florida that had been destroyed by a hurricane in order to restore it with longleaf pine. The company has made it their mission to offset the CO2 it releases during its entire value chain and over time, Ingka Group has accumulated more than 600,000 forested acres in the U.S., Europe, and New Zealand. As of now, forest stewardship is just one way that the world’s largest furniture outlet is trying to become a carbon-neutral company. They recently announced they would begin buying used IKEA furniture from customers for resale, while electric vans and less carbon-emitting materials are used in both packaging and product.