We incinerate an enormous amount of waste in Denmark; waste which we could get much more out of by more recycling and better recycling.

Now, we are going to change this. The Government has set a goal that in 2022 we will be recycling 50 % of our household waste. This means that we will have to more than double the recycling rate for household waste in Denmark in less than 10 years. This is an ambitious goal, because in future we will not just be separating the waste we are already used to separating, such as paper, cardboard and glass; we will also have to focus on other household waste, including food waste.

Read the PDF “Denmark without waste”

 

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