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Sweden Imports Waste to Keep Recycling Plants Running

The country has run out of waste and to keep its recycling plants up and running, it is importing waste from other countries to recycle.

Last year, less than 1 percent of Sweden’s waste was sent to landfill. Now, the country has run out of waste and to keep its recycling plants up and running, it is importing waste from other countries to recycle.

This process is only a temporary solution to the county’s problem, according to Anna-Carin Gripwall, director of communications for Avfall Sverige, the Swedish Waste Management's recycling association.

IndiaTimes has more:

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. Sweden's recycling system is so sophisticated, that only less than 1 per cent of its household waste has been sent to landfill last year.

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