Models of Sustainability: Sweden Runs out of Garbage

As crazy as this may sound, Sweden has run out of garbage.  You heard me right, due to Sweden’s unprecedented success in their waste-to-energy programs; they have actually resorted to importing waste from other countries in order to maintain their energy conversion systems.

By incinerating waste in plants found throughout Sweden,energy is produced to power homes throughout the Scandinavian nation home to more than 9.5 million citizens.  Sweden has now transformed trash into commodity by building a business around the service of dealing with the excessive waste in other countries.


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