Sweden’s Recycling Is So Revolutionary, The Country Is Running Out Of Trash


When it comes to recycling, Sweden sets an example for the rest of the world.

Thanks to a government prioritization on sustainability, the Nordic country recycles 1.5 billion bottles and cans annually, a staggering amount for a population of about 9.6 million (in 2013).

In terms of rubbish, Swedes only produce a measly 461 kilograms (1,106 pounds) of waste average per year—less than 1% of discard ends up in landfills.

Upar 6fThis is slightly below the half-ton average in the rest of Europe.

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