Review: Dump recycling on rubbish handlers

Sweden needs to handle its waste more efficiently, says a review ordered by the government that proposes to hand over recycling to municipalities. "That would be better for individuals, since they would not have to dispose of their daily waste in two places," says Lars Ekekrantz, who led the review.

At present, Swedes must dispose of their household waste in one place, and their recycling of materials like paper and plastic in another.

The organisation handling waste in municipalities welcomes the proposal, but Kent Karlsson, the head of the company that handles Sweden's recycling, is critical.

"The review has not shown that there will be environmental benfits if municipalities take over recycling," Karlsson tells Swedish Radio News.