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AIBU?

to think Ikea need to quit plastic

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WomanDictionaryDefined · 25/10/2018 18:10

I know their stuff got gradually crapper over the last decade or so because they were using too much of the world's wood stock and wanted to cut down. It annoyed me but I understood the logic however now I am seeing repeatedly items being made of plastic more and more which makes them crap and adding to the environmental problem.

I bought a picture frame to match a couple of others I had from them in the past. Instead of having glass in it there is a piece of plastic which had to have two plastic coatings peeled off it before it could be mounted, this was in addition to the usual plastic packaging. Looks shit next to the glass frames of yore, will need to replace it with glass.

I have seen this happening with everything in there, storage boxes changed from material and board to plastic, plastic as wooden bowls, plastic as utensils etc, less and less natural materials. AIBU to think they should be trying to go the other way since they are such a huge contributor to world rubbish?

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citiesofbismuth · 25/10/2018 18:25

I agree. Their stuff is disposable rubbish. In the past, people used to buy solid wood furniture which would last years, but now, people are encouraged to change their decor and their furniture every few years which creates waste.

These companies want people to keep buying their products so they can rake the money in.

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WomanDictionaryDefined · 25/10/2018 18:31

I think a tax should be placed on plastic so it is MORE expensive to produce rubbish not cheaper.

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Spankyoumuchly · 25/10/2018 18:35

No. All companies use plastic packaging, which is designed to be thrown away. Pallets of bricks are wrapped in plastic, Amazon and Next use one use packaging. That's where we need change to happen. Why the government and media don't discuss this I don't know.

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Spankyoumuchly · 25/10/2018 18:36

One use plastic packaging.

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