Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sweden Is Running Out Of Garbage So They Are Getting Waste From Other Nations

Sweden's waste management programs have been so effective that Sweden is running out of garbage.  Sweden uses garbage to provide 20% of its energy needs.  Because of the garbage shortage they are receiving garbage from nations that are not good at waste management.  As a bonus, the nations that send them their garbage pay Sweden to take it from them so that they can continue to use garbage to supply some their energy.

Sweden should be a model for other countries.  In the US 50% of our garbage ends up in landfills.  That would provide a lot of energy and cut down on fossil fuel consumption in the US.  I wonder what EXXON would think about using more of our garbage for fuel.

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