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Sunday – TO BURN OR NOT TO BURN?

  • Sunday 7 Oct

Kiwis are throwing out more rubbish than ever, our recycling plants bursting at the seams with rest of our waste buried in landfill. Surely theres a better way of getting rid of our trash? Could burning our waste be the answer? Can it be clean? Is it cost-effective? Sweden is held up as a world leader in managing waste and is home to one of the biggest incinerators. The Swedes only landfill one per cent of their waste and their Government claims a phenomenal 99 per cent recycling rate. Sweden makes close to $100 million a year from importing waste and burning thousands of tonnes of it. Problem solved? We follow the waste trail in Sweden to discover that we do have plenty to learn from Swedens experience - but not all of it is good.

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TO BURN OR NOT TO BURN?
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