Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea has announced it's launching a kitchen cabinet range made entirely from reclaimed wood and recycled plastic bottles.
Designed in collaboration with Swedish design studio From Us With Love, the black Kungsbacka collection will launch in the US and Sweden this month. A range of chairs and vases made from recycled materials launching later this year will join the environmentally friendly kitchen units.
Each 40 x 80 cm unit will be made from 25 recycled plastic bottles, which are ground down and melted to create a veneer finish that tops the reclaimed industrial wood.
A first for Ikea, this range is part of a wider initiative by the retailer to source 100% of its wood, paper and cardboard from sustainable sources by 2020.
Prices for the Kungsbacka collection start at $15 per door panel, sitting at the more affordable end of Ikea's range of kitchens.
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