Sweden has a very unusual problem – It has run out of garbage

Sweden has become the world leader in waste-to-energy production. The electricity generated from the two million tons of household waste is primarily used for heating homes during the harsh Scandinavian winter. The Swedes have become so adept at this technique that they have run out of garbage to fuel their incinerators, and are looking to other nearby countries.

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Sweden continues to assert itself as one of the “greenest” countries in the world through its innovative use of household garbage as a source of electricity and heat for its 9.5 million citizens. Sweden aims to break its oil dependency by 2020; a bold and daring ambition that has the potential to motivate other nations to set similar targets for green energy adoption. The commitment to breaking free from fossil fuels centers on a mix of social and environmental responsibility, as well as the firm belief that peaking oil reserves will send prices skyrocketing in the next decade.

Sweden has become the world leader in waste-to-energy  production; a process where everyday household waste is converted to electricity using giant incinerators. The electricity generated from the two million tons of household waste is primarily used for heating homes during the harsh Scandinavian winter. The Swedes have become so adept at this…

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