On Wednesday (30 Sep), IKEA announced that it will be phasing out the ALKALISK alkaline batteries globally to inspire and enable people to live a healthier and more sustainable life at home by removing non-rechargeable alkaline batteries from its global home furnishing range by October 2021.
“We are pleased to be phasing out ALKALISK alkaline batteries from the range globally and increasing the focus on our rechargeable batteries,” said Lars Svensson, the Sustainability Director for IKEA Southeast Asia & Mexico.
“We hope this enables the many in Southeast Asia to opt for an affordable and convenient rechargeable battery, prolonging the life of products and materials while also reducing waste and saving money,” he added.
IKEA encourages customers who use batteries frequently to make a switch to rechargeable solutions that saves money and reduces waste.
The LADDA batteries are rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries (NiMH) that can be charged up to 500 times and have less environmental impact than alkaline batteries. Already after 10 charges, a rechargeable NiMH battery such as the LADDA range sold in IKEA stores, emits lower greenhouse gas than alkaline batteries do when obtaining the same amount of energy.
The ALKALISK batteries will be phased out over time, providing suppliers time to adjust and allowing IKEA retailers to sell current stocks.