In Waai Weekly Impact we bring you the good news. Each week we curate three stories about positive impact worth sharing. See how others from all around the world inspire to make a difference.

Ikea Launches Sustainable Service

Source: Sustainable Brands

IKEA US launched its Buy Back & Resell service. This service allows members to sell back their gently used IKEA furniture in exchange for store credit. The Buy Back & Resell service is just one way that the company is introducing long-term solutions to customers for more sustainable furniture. From furnishings to food, home delivery to assembly, and product design to investments, IKEA is transforming its business model to be circular and climate positive by 2030.

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First Commercial Carbon Removal Plant

Source: Triple Pundit

Iceland just opened the first commercial removal plant. In the plant, fans pull the outside air directly into a filter that chemically captures carbon dioxide. The devices then extract the CO2 so it can be pumped underground and permanently turned into stone. “Every ton which is captured from this plant is one that is immediately not contributing to global warming.”

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Startup Sells Reusable Menstrual Pad

Source: Fast Company

LastObject is a Danish startup that focuses on reusability. With their products, LastObject wants to redesign the universe of single-use products. In 2019 it launched the reusable cotton swab. Now, they are launching a reusable menstrual pad that took two years to develop.

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