The country Sweden, located in the European continent doesn’t treat waste as a waste because it is great at recycling them whatever it is. Be it household waste, leftover medicines, used clothes, garbage etc. Most of the waste is recycled by them using some unique methods to convert them into precious and useful material. Besides this, they also import trash from other countries to turn them into energy. They are doing effortlessly great I think. If all the countries start following the same way as Sweden is doing it would be great.
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- See, how Sweden is recycling its waste:
- 1. You will find recycling stations everywhere in Sweden
- 2. They use leftover medicines to recycle instead of throwing in a trash
- 3. The offer attractive discounts and offer against used clothes
- 4. They have musical waste bins to encourage people for recycling
- 5. Swedes segregate the trash before sending it to special recycling centres
- 6. The recycling organisation makes use of famous singers to motivate people to return back the used bottles
1. You will find recycling stations everywhere in Sweden
In cities like India where we do not think while throwing garbage on the roads. Countries like Sweden have recycling stations everywhere in each residential area that collects and processes all the garbage to convert into energy.
2. They use leftover medicines to recycle instead of throwing in a trash
Have you ever wondered ever about giving back your medicines which are not of use to you back to the pharmacist? Well, Sweden knows well how to do. Instead of throwing medicine pills or bottles in the dustbin they give back to the pharmacists. About 43% of Swedes give their medicines back to them in order to recycle them.
3. The offer attractive discounts and offer against used clothes
Swedish Brand, H&M has launched a global campaign wherein it was offering people to avail attractive discounts in exchange of worn-out clothes. The company was offering customers a whopping discount of up to $7.80 on purchases of worth at least $52. The company used the donations to make eco-friendly clothing collections.
4. They have musical waste bins to encourage people for recycling
Do you know that in Helsingborg, bins kept in public areas have loudspeakers that play music to make recycling a more enjoying and pleasant experience? This concept even encourages people to contribute more waste to recycling.
5. Swedes segregate the trash before sending it to special recycling centres
People in Sweden firstly segregate the trash like newspaper, plastic, metal, glass, light bulbs, and batteries which are lighter in weight and easy to collect. But the waste which is heavier in size and harder to collect is being sent to special recycling centres which are located outside the main city.
6. The recycling organisation makes use of famous singers to motivate people to return back the used bottles
A recycling organisation in Sweden, Pantamera employs prominent musicians and singers to record songs and star in national television commercials and advertisements that encourage viewers to return used bottles to stores so that they could be recycled.