Sweden Runs Out Of Garbage: Only 1% Ends Up In Landfills
November 26, 2014 by Alanna Ketler
Something incredible has been taking place in Sweden over the past several years, somewhat of a “recycling revolution,â€ if you will. Currently less than one percent of the garbage produced in Swedish homes ends up in the landfill today, with the other ninety-nine percent being recycled or composted.
Sweden has been known for years now for the amazing and resourceful waste management system that they have had in place for some time. They have 32 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants and this burned waste powers 20 percent of Swedenâ€™s district heating as well as electricity for about 250,000 Swedish homes.
In fact, Sweden has become so good at recycling their waste; the country now has to import 800,000 tons of trash each year from the U.K., Italy, Ireland and Norway to keep their WTE plants up and running.
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