Friday, April 11, 2014

Sweden recycling dilemma

The following information was taken from a great article,
Sweden runs out of garbage, forced to import from Norway  
by Matt Hickman 

You can read the whole article if you click here

It seems that Sweden,  a recycling-happy land where a quarter of a million homes are powered by the incineration of waste, was caught short last year: it ran out of much-needed fuel. It ran out of garbage.

As a result it needed to import trash from neighboring countries to provide electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes through a longstanding waste-to-energy incineration program. A short term solution saw Norway pay for Sweden to take it's excess waste. The resulting ash was then returned to Norway landfill.

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