The Scans fight for scarce… garbage


Greenpeace activists prepare to block a ship containing 3500 tons of waste from the Netherlands, Monday 27 November 2000, just before docking in the port of Soedertelje, 40 km south of Stockholm, Sweden. The courtesy flagged ship RMS Aries was transporting the waste incinerator Igelstaverken in Soedertelje when activists stoped it by unfolding a banner with the text "Sweden is not your waste dump!" under a high railroad bridge, blocking the path for the ship. Greenpeace demands that RMS Aries returns with the waste to Netherlands, and that the Swedish government stops further imports of waste for incineration

The Scans fight for scarce… garbage

Norway is accusing Sweden of destroying its nascent alternative electricity industry based on garbage.

Beyond recycling raw materials, Sweden burns waste in incineration centers to produce electricity for 250,000 homes and heating for little less than one million homes. To maintain the pace of thermal energy production, Sweden imports 80,000 tonnes of waste from Norway, Britain, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark and Ireland. The demand keeps rising.

Given competition and scale, Swedish com...

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