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Thursday, 09 August 2012 12:37

EU: Sweden imports waste from European neighbors

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By not generating enough waste to power the incinerators, they begun importing waste from European neighbors.

 

Sweden's successful waste-to-energy program converts household waste into energy for heating and electricity. Their waste incineration plants generate 20 percent of Sweden’s district heating (Photo by Vattenfall via Flickr CC.) and it also provides electricity for a quarter of a million homes.
When it comes to recycling, Sweden is incredibly successful. Just four percent of household waste in Sweden goes into landfills. The rest winds up either recycled or used as fuel in waste-to-energy power plants.

 


They have recently begun to import about eight hundred thousand tons of trash from the rest of  Europe per year to use in its power plants. The majority of the imported waste comes from neighboring Norway because it’s more expensive to burn the trash.

 

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