Tapping into more ways to use less water

Less than 3% of the water on our planet is fresh. That’s why IKEA set about making kitchen and bathroom taps that reduce water consumption. As a wise man once said, you never know the worth of water until the well runs dry!

Water and energy saving showers

All our shower heads and hand showers are water and energy-efficient. This is achieved by a flow regulator, which reduces the water flow. Even though it delivers less water, you won’t notice any difference in the water pressure. You’ll save a significant amount of water and energy compared to a shower without a flow regulator.

Great energy saving news for parents living with teenagers

Water, water, everywhere, but only a tiny fraction of it is fresh. Heating such a precious commodity for daily rituals can incur even more cost. That’s why we have included the cold start function in PILKÅN. The cold-start function avoids hot water waste, saving a significant amount of energy. When you lift the lever straight up, only cold water is released, which means you only heat up water when you need it.

Did you know?
By turning off the water while brushing your teeth you can save up to 40 litres of water every day.

Take some pressure off

The ÄLMAREN kitchen tap is designed to reduce water consumption significantly while keeping the water pressure just right. This means you can lower your water usage and also your bills, and at the same time relieve some of the pressure to conserve our planet’s water.

Did you know?
IKEA is just as committed to using water efficiently. We also work together with others to support sustainable water management in water-scarce regions and to increase people’s access to clean water.

Make your own bottled water from a natural source. The tap

The build-up of plastic waste on our planet is a matter of real concern for all of us. So, next time you feel like grabbing a bottle of spring water from some far-away and exotic well, don’t. Instead, bottle your own water using the durable IKEA 365+ bottle. The planet and your conscience will thank you.

Did you know?
  • Many brands of bottled water are really just tap water – and often at 2,000 times the price. So refill your bottle from the tap to save both plastic and money.
  • The current trend is that there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. As part of our commitment to people and the planet, we phased out all single-use plastic products from the global home furnishing range in January 2020.