Swedes take fresh look at recycling

Throw away your recycling containers and forget those trips to the bottle return center, because recycling household waste is a load of, well, rubbish. That, according to the Telegraph of London, which reports how five leading environmentalists in Sweden have reversed decades-old wisdom and now argue that burning garbage is better for the planet and the economy than recycling. The Swedish group said that the vision of a booming recycling market is still just a dream, and note that collecting household cartons is quote “very unprofitable.” they also pointed to technological improvements that have made incineration much cleaner, and conclude that for environmental policies to work, the gains must be worth the sacrifice.

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