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99 per cent of Sweden's waste is now reused

TNN, 07 September 2014


LONDON: Around 99 per cent of Sweden's garbage is now recycled and the country is so efficient at managing waste they are importing it from other European countries.


The Scandinavian country has 32 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants, where garbage is incinerated to produce steam, which in turn is used to run generator turbines and produce electricity.


Swedes generally waste as much as people in other countries — around 461 kilogrammes per person each year — but only one per cent of that is ending up in landfill, thanks to the country's innovative recycling programme, the 'Huffington Post' reported. Read more....