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Sweden – 99% recovery of MSW

Did you know that a Swede generates around 420 kg of waste per year? The city of Borås in Sweden has created this totem to draw citizens’ attention to the amount generated and helps them reduce that generation and correctly allocate whatever is generated. Despite the great generation, the country is able to divert 99% of its waste for recycling, composting, biodigestion and energy recovery, less than 0.7% goes to landfills.

That Sweden is our inspiration, it is not impossible and this change begins with each one of us. Have you separated your waste today? And the organic, let’s compost?

Picture: POLZER, 2014.