Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Go Green with IKEA

Along with Americans I’m also moving to “green culture” embracing the fact that environmental responsibility is everyone's responsibility. There are many reasons to be eco-friendly these days keeping in mind the scarcity of resources, pollution, global warming, and increased impurities in the atmosphere.  Everyone has to take responsibility of this and has to start somewhere. 

IKEA has also stepped in into the “Green Revolution”. The main raw materials used in IKEA products are wood, cotton, metal, plastic, glass and rattan and they work towards using as many renewable and recyclable materials as possible. Many of you might not know that IKEA is one of the founding members of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). This global multi-stakeholder organization aims to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future.

On my recent visit to Ikea I picked some soothing green colored textiles for my bedroom. And not to mention the prices I bought those things at. I think IKEA is the best place where I can get Eco-friendly products with beautiful designs within my price range. Below is the list of the items that I bought to keep me inspiring about going green:
1. Dvala Sheet set in green color: I was love in this color when I first saw it. The texture of the sheet makes it a must buy for everyone as its made of renewable cotton which is produced using reduced usage of water,  fertilizers and pesticides. King size sheet set is priced at $39.99.
2. Torva pair of curtains: Then I picked these curtains matching with the sheet set I just bought. It’s multi colored but it has green color tiebacks, which enhances the look of the curtains. It’s made of 100% cotton and is  priced at $29.99.

3. Hampen Rug in Green: Beautiful green colored polypropylene rug is the prefect match for my green eco-friendly room.It’s 4’4” X 6’5” in size priced at $49.99.

4. PAPAJA pot plant: Just have to pick these beautiful 6” plant pots for decorating my room. Made of earthenware priced at $2.99 each.

So you can see that going green is not going to hurt your designer taste buds as well as cost. Going green will always place you in a healthy positive environment in addition to maintain your living standard.  

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