IKEA Israel to eliminate single-use plastics at start of 2020

Furniture giant announced last year it was removing all disposable items from its stores, worldwide

An IKEA store in Netanya, November 3 2007. (Hagit Rabinowitz/Flash90/File)

Swedish furniture and home accessories giant IKEA said it was eliminating single-use plastics from its stores in Israel.

The company vowed last year to eliminate single-use plastics from its stores worldwide in 2020, including straws, plates, cups, bags and garbage bags.

The move will take effect in Israel at the beginning of 2020, and will cover both the sale of single-use plastics and their use at eateries inside the stores, the Globes business daily reported on Wednesday.