IKEA rigorously examines and takes up responsibility for its operations in regards to the impact on the environment. IKEA mainly uses raw materials such as wood, cotton, metal, plastic, glass and rattan because these materials van be renewed and recycled. The company designs its own products and during the design phase, IKEA ensures that products fit into defined requiremts for function, effective distribution, product quality and how it affects the environment. The company produces various design resolutions to cut down the wastage of materials. For instance; several IKEA chairs are produced out of recycled plastic. A number of carpets are produced out of material clippings that would have been wasted contrarily. These process ensures the viability of the company and tackles the effects of its operations on the environment. At time of production, IKEA communicates to its manufacturers specifically that waste should be eliminated at all cost but at the eventuality of waste, the waste should be used to produce other items.