30 Aug '16, 5pm

No, Sweden does not recycle 99 percent of its waste.

No, Sweden does not recycle 99 percent of its waste.

Our friends at Inhabitat are running a very popular post titled How Sweden recycles 99 percent of its waste , which they picked up from Global Citizen . They are not the first to cover this; back in 2014 Huffpo ran 99 Per Cent Of Sweden's Garbage Is Now Recycled . It all seems to derive from an official Swedish government site which writes that “With its ongoing recycling revolution, less than one per cent of Sweden’s household waste ends up in a rubbish dump” and comes with an impressive video, which Mike covered earlier in TreeHugger. Importing garbage for energy is good business for Sweden from Sweden on Vimeo . The trouble is, by any definition of recycling, this is a stretch. In fact, they incinerate about 50 percent of their waste to make heat and energy. And even in their own website, they admit that is not the best approach, that it is not really recycling, and tha...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/no-sweden-does-no...

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