Why Is Sweden Buying Trash From Other Countries?

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Due to overpopulation, trash levels are rising, forcing nations to create new solutions. So what are countries doing with their waste?

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Sweden imports waste from European neighbors to fuel waste-to-energy program
http://www.pri.org/stories/2012-06-26/sweden-imports-waste-european-neighbors-fuel-waste-energy-program
“When it comes to recycling, Sweden is incredibly successful. Just four percent of household waste in Sweden goes into landfills.”

Towards a greener future with Swedish Waste- to – energy – The world’s best example
http://www.avfallsverige.se/fileadmin/uploads/forbranning_eng.pdf
“Each Swede produces just over 500 kg or half a ton of household waste every year.”

Could China’s ‘green fence’ prompt a global recycling innovation?
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/china-green-fence-global-recycling-innovation
“China sent shock waves through the global recycling market this year when it announced it would no longer be accepting poorly sorted or dirty shipments of recyclable waste from foreign exporters.”

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