IKEA companions Stream Loop to develop water recycling bathe options
IKEA works along the entire value chain to become more water efficient by improving water quality and increasing the availability of water where it has an impact
IKEA Company and Flow loop work together to create a water recycling shower solution that inspires people and enables them to be more water efficient. The solution aims to save up to 80 percent water and reduce energy consumption by up to 70 percent compared to average shower solutions by recycling and cleaning the shower water in a closed circuit.
About a tenth of the world's fresh water is used in people's homes, and water use in homes around the world is expected to increase. The largest water-consuming activity at home is general showering (around 40%). However, this may vary depending on where you live and where you live. IKEA is committed to inspiring people and enabling them to live healthier and more sustainable lives. Doing business with Flow Loop is a step on this path.
"We are looking for innovative solutions that inspire and enable water consumption and reuse of water in the home," said Tobias Svanberg, Development Manager Range & Product Innovation at IKEA of Sweden AB. “As a brand with a global presence, IKEA has a great responsibility – and the ability to lead and influence a movement for more efficient and sustainable water use. We look forward to working with innovative partners like Flow Loop. "
Flow Loop is a Danish company and one of the ten finalists of the IKEA Bootcamp 2019. The company has developed a retrofitted water recycling shower solution that fits in any shower room. By recycling and purifying shower water in a closed loop, the solution can save up to 80% water and reduce 70% energy consumption while maximizing the shower experience without reducing shower time.
“At Flow Loop, we are very proud to be working with IKEA to create a more sustainable world. Flow Loop's vision is to change the way we use water as a resource and to help secure enough clean water for tomorrow. We believe that we can best achieve this through innovations that change the way we use water in our homes and help integrate sustainable living into the mainstream market. We see IKEA as the best partner to make this vision a reality, ”says Troels Grene, CEO of Flow Loop.
In addition to developing innovative and affordable products to reduce water consumption in the home, IKEA works across the value chain to become more water efficient by improving water quality and increasing the availability of water that IKEA has an impact on.