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Wouldn’t it be great if no household waste was wasted? If each and every item of refuse was turned into something else, such as new products, raw materials, gas or at least heat?

Sweden is almost there. More than 99% of all household waste is recycled. The country has gone through a recycling revolution in the last decades, considering that only 38% of household waste was recycled in 1975. Today, recycling stations are - as a rule - no more than 300m away from any residential area. Most Swedes separate all recyclable waste in their homes and deposit it in special containers in their block or drop it off at a recycling station.

Source: Avfall Sverige