Neste and IKEA to launch commercial-scale production of bio-based polypropylene

Neste Corp. is collaborating with IKEA to utilize renewable residue and waste raw materials, such as used cooking oil, as well as sustainably-produced vegetable oils in the production of plastic products. It will be the first large-scale production of renewable, bio-based polypropylene plastic globally.

IKEA wants to use more renewable and recycled materials and explore new materials for IKEA products. As part of this journey, IKEA is working to change all of the plastic used in IKEA products to plastic based on recycled and/or renewable materials by 2030.

One of the ongoing projects towards eliminating virgin fossil-based raw materials in plastic products is the collaboration between IKEA and Neste, which was initiated in 2016.