Ikea recently announced that it is making its Buy Back and Resell program permanent across its 37 US stores after piloting the program last year. The service applies only to personally-used Ikea furniture that is fully assembled and fully functional. The company will inspect each item for its condition, age and functionality and if it passes muster, the customer gets a store credit. The company said all gently used items approved for resale will be available in a designated 'as is' section in stores at discounted prices. This initiative is part of Ikea's effort to become a circular business by 2030. The goal is to eventually produce products that are 100% made with materials that are recycled, remanufactured, refurbished or reused.