Sweden leads the way in keeping its waste out of landfill sites.
It recycles what could be reused and burns what can be safely incinerated to provide power for a quarter of a million homes.
The only problem is, the environment-conscious Swedes aren't throwing away enough trash to feed the incinerators.
As a result the Scandinavian nation imports some rubbish from neighbouring countries to keep up with demand at power plants.
Al Jazeera’s Linda Nyberg reports from Uppsala.