Sweden is turning its trash into energy, heating houses and powering vehicles. Swedish households recycle 49% of their waste, incinerate 50% in power plants, and leave only 1% in landfills. When trash burns, the heat is transformed into steam and generates electricity by spinning turbines. Swedish people also use this technique to produce methane biogas, which runs more than 200 city buses, some taxis, and private vehicles. Waste-power plants seem to be an alternative to landfills and prevent burning other fossil fuels but, waste-power plants still release carbon dioxide, a major component responsible for climate change. This method is also used in Japan and China and may be the first step to reduce garbage in landfills if used in combination with recycling. How does your city, state, or country recycle? Let us know in the comments below 🔥♻️ - Years Of Living Dangerously

Sweden is turning its trash into energy, heating houses and powering vehicles. Swedish households recycle 49% of their waste, incinerate 50% in power plants, and leave only 1% in landfills. When trash burns, the heat is transformed into steam and generates electricity by spinning turbines. Swedish people also use this technique to produce methane biogas, which runs more than 200 city buses, some taxis, and private vehicles. Waste-power plants seem to be an alternative to landfills and prevent burning other fossil fuels but, waste-power plants still release carbon dioxide, a major component responsible for climate change. This method is also used in Japan and China and may be the first step to reduce garbage in landfills if used in combination with recycling. How does your city, state, or country recycle? Let us know in the comments below 🔥♻️

Sweden is turning its trash into energy, heating houses and powering vehicles. Swedish households recycle 49% of their waste, incinerate 50% in power plants, and leave only 1% in landfills. When trash burns, the heat is transformed into steam and generates electricity by spinning turbines. Swedish people also use this technique to produce methane biogas, which runs more than 200 city buses, some taxis, and private vehicles. Waste-power plants seem to be an alternative to landfills and prevent burning other fossil fuels but, waste-power plants still release carbon dioxide, a major component responsible for climate change. This method is also used in Japan and China and may be the first step to reduce garbage in landfills if used in combination with recycling. How does your city, state, or country recycle? Let us know in the comments below 🔥♻️

Sweden is turning its trash into energy, heating houses and powering vehicles. Swedish households recycle 49% of their waste, incinerate 50% in power plants, and leave only 1% in landfills. When trash burns, the heat is transformed into steam and generates electricity by spinning turbines. Swedish people also use this technique to produce methane biogas, which runs more than 200 city buses, some taxis, and private vehicles. Waste-power plants seem to be an alternative to landfills and prevent burning other fossil fuels but, waste-power plants still release carbon dioxide, a major component responsible for climate change. This method is also used in Japan and China and may be the first step to reduce garbage in landfills if used in combination with recycling. How does your city, state, or country recycle? Let us know in the comments below 🔥♻️

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