Inspiring consumers to change their attitudes around using disposable batteries, IKEA have launched a new range of stylish yet functional rechargeable batteries and sleek recharging devices that merge seamlessly with home decor
Many of us rely on disposable batteries for everyday household items, yet buying just one rechargeable battery could not only potentially save 1500 disposable batteries a year from landfill but could also save you $298 a year! IKEA have launched their new range with this in mind, while designing a range of chargers that are both functional and designed with aesthetic in mind.
The VINNINGE portable charger costs just $4, while the STORHOGEN battery charger, at $40, has an inbuilt cable manager so it can be disguised as a book or hung on a wall when not in use. The VINNINGE also comes with a USB plug, so you can charge your batteries anywhere. And the batteries themselves? The LADDA batteries can be bought in a pack of four for $4.49.
IKEA Australia’s Home Furnishing Expert Helen Longford says that the new range was developed out of a need for affordable, functional batteries.
“Our customers told us that they find lots of challenges with using rechargeable batteries, such as that they are never charged when needed and require bulky charging stations. People also find them too costly. Our new batteries and charging devices were designed to address some of these issues, offering an affordable solution that makes the process simpler,” Longford says.
IKEA recently launched a range of products at the IKEA – Let’s Make Room For Life festival that ran alongside Milan Design Week earlier this month. One of their great focuses, driven by society, has been a push to create sustainable products. IKEA Australia’s People & Planet Positive Report 2016 found that 63 per cent of Australians want to live a more sustainable life at home, but are unsure where to begin.
“At IKEA we believe that sustainability shouldn’t be a luxury and we design our products so that they are affordable for everyone and we also want to help our customers live a more sustainable life at home by providing solutions that make this easy. By buying just one rechargeable battery you could save up to 1500 batteries from landfill. This is a really small change that anyone can make in their home to reduce waste and help prevent batteries from ending up in landfill,” Longford says.
For more information or to purchase IKEA’s new rechargeable battery range, visit IKEA’s Australian website