You’re Tired of Your MALM? It’s Okay, IKEA Will Now Buy It Back

In an effort to reduce waste and become “a fully circular and climate positive business by 2030,” IKEA is starting a new initiative to buy back your unwanted furniture. 

Reuters reports the Swedish flat-pack home goods giant plans to refurbish and sell the used pieces in their stores for discounted prices. 

The campaign announcing this new plan will run the week of Black Friday (Nov. 27). “By making sustainable living more simple and accessible, IKEA hopes that the initiative will help its customers take a stand against excessive consumption this Black Friday and in the years to come,” IKEA said in a statement.

Those looking to return their assembled furniture will get vouchers to spend at IKEA stores, the value of which depends on the condition of the furniture they are selling back. Customers with “as new” items, with no scratches, will get 50% of the original price, “very good” items, with minor scratches, will get 40% and “well used,” with several scratches, will get 30%.

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Anything that cannot be resold will be recycled or donated to charity. In 2021, IKEA plans to have dedicated areas in every store where people can sell back their old furniture and find repaired or refurbished furniture.

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