Thanks to Marie Kondo, many of us have already turfed or donated all our unwanted or unused stuff. However, should you have any old or unused bedding sitting around at home, now is the time to get rid of it.
The take-back program for bedding textiles runs at Ikea Tempe in NSW for one week only, from July 6 to 14. So be sure to drop off your bedding during the collection time.
For families who are looking to add a new member to their family, Ikea Tempe will also be hosting a meet and greet day on Saturday July 6, from 11:30am to 2pm, where families will have an opportunity to meet and greet the cute little critters that are still looking for their fur-ever homes.
There will be another animal meet and greet opportunity on Thursday July 11, from 11:30am to 2pm.
The collected bedding will be distributed among RSPCA shelters in NSW, and Ikea Australia will be donating $10,000 to support animals in need.
RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman said, “RSPCA NSW cares for over 32,000 animals each year across the state - all of which require a lot of bedding for keeping them safe and sound. Thank you IKEA for helping make a lot of animals as cosy as possible this winter.”
Ikea Australia Sustainability Manager, Melissa Miller said, “We know how important pets are to Aussies; with two thirds of households having pets2. We believe IKEA should help give not only people the best sleep possible, but also our canine and feline pals – especially those who are having a rough time.”
“When we upgrade our bedding often our old sheets get thrown in the bin. Most of us would like to be able to donate them. Constantly finding another life cycle is part of Ikea’s ambition to becoming a circular business by 2030, where nothing useful goes to waste. We hope that this encourages customers to reuse, recycle and repurpose.” said Ms Miller.
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