Normally trash is something that society is trying to get rid of. However, Sweden has found itself in the awkward position of having to ask Norway for as much garbage as they can get their hands on. The reason for this is that Norway burns garbage to generate electricity. However, they’ve become so good at recycling, they don’t have enough trash to burn!
Sweden is really a model for recycling. They’ve taken measures to reduce the amount of trash that the average household generates. How good are they at recycling? Consider this: the average European household sends 38% of their trash to landfills, in Sweden, it’s about 1%.
Who would’ve thought that recycling would have such weird side effects. Learn more here.