Sweden imports trash to generate power

Shortage of garbage forces Scandinavian country to take neighbours' help to run its power plants.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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