We could definitely take lesson from Sweden here in America. With suitable scrubbers, the byproducts of incineration could be managed effectively.

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Can you imagine a country that uses household garbage to make electricity? According to a very interesting article I read this morning on Treehugger, this is what Sweden does. The country has an advanced waste-to-energy incineration program that provides electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes, but their current garbage supplies have run so low that they now have to import from Norway. Talk about one man’s trash being another man’s treasure!

While incineration is probably not a particularly clean type of energy, there must be benefits to reducing the sheer volume of garbage in landfill sites. We could definitely take some lessons from the Swedes, who apparently are among the planet’s least-wasteful people. They recycle around 96% of the garbage they produce, which is admirable.

I often feel depressed by the amount of waste we generate at home, despite my efforts to shop consciously and reduce garbage whenever…

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Bio: Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her wife, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home, where the couple are “still very much on honeymoon!” When not teaching and finishing her own studies for a Masters in Sociology, Veronica writes fiction, primarily noir - "I love dark!". Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction several years ago. She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press, Nightfalls: an End of the World anthology, Drunk On The Moon 2: A Roman Dalton anthology and Gloves Off: Near To the Knuckle's debut anthology. Veronica has also appeared in the inaugural issue of Literary Orphans magazine and her horror/urban fantasy short story SOUL TAKER was recently chosen for inclusion in Lily Childs' february femmes fatales, an urban fantasy/horror anthology. Veronica counts among her mentors - Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Joyce Juzwik and Vicki Abelson. She is currently working on the third draft of her first novel – a memoir – as well the second draft of her first fiction novel, a fantasy novel and the publication of a collection of her flash fiction and short stories. Lily's The Feardom and Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Facebook writing group have both been a tremendous source of support and inspiration for Veronica. Veronica’s writings can be found athttp://veronicathepajamathief.blogspot.com/ andhttp://veronicathepajamathiefwritespoetry.blogspot.com/, andhttps://veronicathepajamathief.wordpress.com/
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