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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