A Stockholm recycling station

How to Recycle in Sweden

According to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 82 percent of packaging here is reused, 91 percent of glass, and overall recycling is at more than 80 percent, well above the EU targets. And it’s not only paper and glass and cans that are recycled. Batteries, computers and other electronics, paint, and old medicines can all be taken to special centers for safe disposal and reuse of some of their components.

George Wood visited one of Stockholm’s 250 streetside recycling stations, and talked to Nils Lundkvist, Manager for Technical Strategy for the city’s Department for Waste Management.


 

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