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With world՚s number one recycling program to reduce waste and garbage. Sweden has finally reached a point where the country has no more garbage to recycle. It is setting an example for many countries around the world.

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  • Sweden has run out of garbage and has been forced to import rubbish from other countries.
  • Sweden՚s recycling system is so sophisticated that only less than 1 % of its household waste has been sent to landfill last year.
  • Sweden sources almost half of its electricity from renewables.
  • Recycling system is so sophisticated that only less than 1 per cent of its household waste has been sent to landfill last year.
  • Anna-Carin Gripwall is director of communications for Avfall Sverige, the Swedish Waste Management՚s recycling association.
  • The generated energy goes into a national heating network to heat homes through the extremely cold winter.
  • Swedish municipalities are investing in futuristic waste collection techniques are as follows:
    • like automated vacuum systems in residential blocks
    • removing the need for collection transport
    • Underground container systems that free up road space and get rid of any smells.
    Swedish Futuristic Waste Collection Techniques

About Sweden

  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Stockholm is built on 14 islands; it has more than 50 bridges.
  • Official languages: Swedish
  • Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • Total Area: 175,896 sq. mi
  • Water Area: 8.7 %
  • Population: 9.593 million
  • Total GDP: $ 517.440 billion
  • Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)
  • It is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes.
  • Along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains.
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- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017

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