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Why Don't We Burn Our Trash?

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Sweden is able to recycle 99% of their trash, some of which they burn. Why isn’t this practiced in the United States?

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99 Per Cent Of Sweden’s Garbage Is Now Recycled
“There’s a “recycling revolution” happening in Sweden – one that has pushed the country closer to zero waste than ever before. In fact, less than one per cent of Sweden’s household garbage ends up in landfills today.”

The sensible Swedes burn a lot of their garbage. Why can’t we?
“The Swedes generate a decent amount of garbage, just like everybody else-465 kilograms per capita of waste in 2010, or about 1,070 pounds per person. Aggressive recycling programs that hoover up about 50 percent of the country’s waste have helped radically reduce the amount of junk going to landfills.”

Energy Recovery from Waste
“Energy recovery from waste is the conversion of non-recyclable waste materials into useable heat, electricity, or fuel through a variety of processes, including combustion, gasification, pyrolization, anaerobic digestion, and landfill gas recovery. This process is often called waste-to-energy.”

Air Emissions & Clean Energy
“Although municipal solid waste includes renewable resources, its use as a source of energy has been met with controversy.”

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How to Run a Generator on Trash! (Gasifier Pt 2) Experiment

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Homemade generator runs on Garbage!
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This video is part 2 of my gasifier videos, for part 1 click here-

(This video is for Educational and Demonstration purposes only!)

This was a fun experiment, Its not perfect but its good for demonstration on the basics of gasifiers. The Air blower I added worked good and got it nice and hot, its mostly just needed in the beginning and once the gas production went up I was able to leave it off. The smoke that was passing through the bubble filters wasn’t good for the engine but it still runs fine, ill make a better filter next time I use it.

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How Singapore fixed its big trash problem | CNBC Reports

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More than 2 billion tonnes of global waste is generated yearly. By 2050, it’s expected to increase to 3.4 billion tonnes. CNBC’s Nessa Anwar traces the journey of a piece of discarded trash in Singapore to the nation’s only landfill, exploring solutions and the future of the world’s garbage dilemma.


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It's not trash! Please recycle or reuse! CalRecycle PSA:

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A smart raccoon pulls items from the garbage cans that could have been recycled or reused. To learn more about reducing, reusing, and recycling, please go to A transcript of this program is available by request