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Sweden imports trash to generate power

Shortage of garbage forces Scandinavian country to take neighbours' help to run its power plants.
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2012 20:12

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.

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