Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sweden is now importing garbage?!?

From experience, I know that Swedes are big recyclers. Especially out on the islands, where waste disposal is a bit of a logistical issue, people are very careful to minimize their trash.

I didn't realize how efficient Swedes were at recycling, however. Only 4% of trash goes to landfills there. The rest is recycled or burned for energy.

In fact, there isn't enough to burn to keep the power plants going! So, according to the Mother Nature Network, Sweden is importing burnable trash from its neighbors in Norway. That is, as they say, a high-class problem to have.

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