Got garbage to spare? Sweden is importing it!

Updated: Dec 12, 2016, 10:48 IST | Agencies

Sweden has run out of garbage and the Scandinavian country has been forced to import rubbish from other countries to keep its state-of-the-art recycling plants going

London: Sweden has run out of garbage and the Scandinavian country has been forced to import rubbish from other countries to keep its state-of-the-art recycling plants going.

Sweden, which sources almost half its electricity from renewables, was one of the first countries to implement a heavy tax on fossil fuels in 1991.

“Swedish people are quite keen on being out in nature and they are aware of what we need do on nature and environmental issues. We worked to make people aware not to throw things outdoors so that we can recycle and reuse,” said Anna-Carin Gripwall, director of communications for Avfall Sverige.

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Household waste that has to be sent to landfills

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