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This Is What Happens To Trash In Sweden

Landfills are a serious problem for the environment

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Greenhouse gases and toxins from landfills can infiltrate the environment. Not to mention they’re smelly, noisy, and incredibly damaging to wildlife.

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In Sweden, they’ve conquered the problem of landfills.

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In fact, less than 1% of their garbage ends up in these detrimental places.

Instead, their trash is either recycled or goes to waste-to-energy (WTE) plants.

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At these plants, trash is incinerated. Steam is produced as it’s burned to generate giant turbines that create energy.

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There are 32 WTE plants across Sweden that provide electricity to over one million homes!

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