Half of IKEA Singapore’s main meals will be plant-based within three years, the company has revealed. Customers at IKEA restaurants in the country will soon be able to choose from a new, larger range of affordable meat-free options.
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Among the first to launch will be vegan gyozas on May 15-20. The increase in plant-based launches is part of IKEA’s drive for increased sustainability, which has also seen the Swedish furniture chain increase its use of eco-friendly materials.
By 2030, IKEA says its products will use only renewable and recycled materials, claiming it has already achieved this with 73% of items. The company also plans to launch a showroom for second-hand products, and a rewards program for customers who choose to resell or give away their used furniture rather than discarding it.
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Elsewhere in the world, IKEA has also been expanding its plant-based offerings — in Hong Kong, the chain joined forces with alt-meat brand OmniFoods last year to launch a pasta dish featuring vegan pork. Just a few weeks previously, IKEA Japan announced a collaboration with Next Meats to offer a vegan beef bowl.
The furniture giant is now planning to expand its commitment to plant-based foods to all stores globally. By 2025, 50% of main canteen meals will be plant-based and 80% will be free of red meat. Additionally, 80% of packaged foods offered will be plant-based.
“Eating a plant-based diet is one of the most significant actions an individual can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said IKEA on its website.