Ikea's 'Alkalisk' non-rechargeable alkaline batteries will be gone around this time next year.
In a statement, the Swedish furniture company said that stop selling almost all non-rechargeable batteries worldwide by October 2021.
"Ikea sold around 300 million alkaline batteries globally last year, so we see great potential to inspire our customers to adopt new behaviors and use rechargeable batteries to their full potential," said Emelie Knoester, Business Area Manager for Ikea range and supply.
The only exception to the Ikea plan are the small "button" batteries that come with some Ikea products. Ikea plans to continue stocking those for the foreseeable future.
Ikea cited several comparative studies as the motivation behind its decision. The company noted...