IKEA launches first ‘pre-loved’ car boot sales

IKEA is trialling its first pre-loved car boot sales in Milton Keynes and Cardiff for customers to sell home furnishing goods as part of its circular initiatives.

Milton Keynes store manager David Manser said: “We want to make the passing on of pre-loved items as easy and enjoyable as possible, and by providing the opportunity for people to resell the items they no longer need, brings benefits to the community, the environment and wallets.”

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The DIY retailer has an ambition to half its emissions by 2030 and become net zero by 2050. IKEA says the car boot sale is designed to help pass on things that still have value, while ensuring consumers remain supported during challenging economic times.

If the pilot is successful, the ambition is that they take place in IKEA car parks across the country in 2024.

In 2021, the store launched the circular hub as part of its sustainability commitments where customers can recycle and give products a second life, offering free spare parts and an attractive range of affordable goods including discontinued items, ex-display articles and pre-loved furniture, traded back to IKEA through the BuyBack service.

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