Sweden recycles so efficiently they’ve run out of garbage

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Sweden is now importing trash from other countries to burn for energy because they’ve run out of garbage in their country. Even better for Sweden, the other countries are paying them to take the trash.

Due to Sweden’s innovative waste-to-energy program and highly efficient recycling habits, the Scandinavian nation faces an interesting dilemma. They have run out of trash.

In Sweden, just 4% of trash goes to landfills, compared to 50% in the US.