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  • Alelyckan – Pioneering Recycling Park

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    Alelyckan Recycling Park was developed as a pioneering facility, where objects perceived as waste are received, repaired, processed and sold on site. Recycling and sorting hall
    Alelyckan Recycling Park has a covered sorting hall where trained staff will help sort your material. Items that can be reused will be set aside and taken to one of the shops in the Recycling Park. Once sorting is finished, you drive on to the recycling centre and dispose of your material in the designated places.

  • Cefur Showroom – Cradle to Cradle in Ronneby, Blekinge

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    If you want to know how business and society inspired by Cradle to Cradle can contribute to healthy living environments, then visit Cefur Showroom in Ronneby, southern Sweden. Every company exhibiting in the Showroom is on a journey that will gradually improve the environment while stimulating the economy and corporate growth.

  • Cleaner air in Stockholm with sewage sludge

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    Two sewage treatment works in Stockholm are producing biogas from sewage sludge. After having purified the gas, it can be used for both heating and vehicle fuel and in addition creates no net emissions of carbon dioxide. Consequently, the treatment works have reduced their amount of emissions and become energy suppliers. Therefore, sewage sludge is no longer an environmental problem, but an important energy resource.

  • Dåva Deponi och Avfallscenter i Umeå AB

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    Dåva Landfill and Waste Center in Umeå AB (Dåva DAC) takes care of many types of waste. Some examples are ashes from waste incineration and combustion of biofuels, contaminated soils, various waste products from the industry, waste for landfill from households and businesses, asbestos and sulphide soil. We see this as exciting wastes, often with great potential of recycling. We work with flexible solutions, in order to recycle as much as possible.

  • Eco-cycle solutions in Norrtälje

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    Thanks to a large-scale installation of composting and a hundreds of separate sewers, the municipality of Norrtälje has managed to reduce a leakage of nutrients with five tons to the Baltic Sea. These actions have raised the property owner’s interest for Eco-cycle solutions and the municipality has gained a valuable knowledge in eco-cycle adapted water and sewage sytems.

  • Falu Recycling Centre

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    One of Falu Energi & Vatten’s businesses is Waste Management. These include the Falu Recycling Plant that takes care of all household waste and a large part of the waste from private sectors in Falun Municipality. Falu Recycling Centre recycle 99% of the waste and the little that remains to end up in sanitary landfill.

    At the plant, there are several different activities:

  • Fågelmyra recycling centre

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    Fågelmyra is Borlänge municipality recycling center. This is where bulky waste is placed. Borlange residents sort their waste into containers or as hazardous waste. All containers are signposted and marked to facilitate the sorting. If you believe that all waste ends up in the same place, you will be mighty surprised if you visited Fågelmyra recycling center.

  • Gimonäs Recyclingcenter

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    At Gimonäs Recycling Center the households can submit their bulky waste, garden waste and the hazardous waste at no additional charge. The municipal company, Vakin, owns and operates seven recycling centers in Umeå municipality and one in Vindeln municipality. Gimonäs Recycling Center is the largest and most visited of Vakin’s eight centers, with about 200 000 visitors per year leaving their bulky waste, garden waste and the hazardous waste for recycling. The service is included in the sanitation fee.

  • Gryaab - Works for a cleaner ocean

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    To stop eutrophication of the sea, Gryaab treats the Gothenburg region waste water. The residue, sewage sludge, is turned into soil, fertilizer and a climate-friendly vehicle fuel. Each year, approximately 55,000 tonnes of sludge are produced at Gryaab. The treated sludge contains nutrients and mulch – what is needed for crops to grow. Some of the decayed sludge is composted and used as construction soil. About half of the sludge is hygienised and used as fertiliser, replacing artificial fertiliser.

  • Mora Recycling Centre

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    A world class recycle centre where the households can leave their bulky waste, garden waste, electronic waste and hazardous waste. It is also possible to hand in items for reuse. At the recycle centre at Vattumyren the household can leave different kinds of waste for free. That is a service which is included in the municipal waste fee. There are containers for burnable bulky waste, metal scrap, corrugated cardboard, small electronics and wheels from cars, garden waste, kitchen appliances, concrete and bricks. Inside the building you can hand in your hazardous waste and items for reuse.

  • New Strömkajen

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    In the autumn of 2009, the Ports Authority of Stockholm commenced the improvement and repair of Strömkajen, which is both a street and a quay on the southern shore of Blasieholmen Island in Stockholm.

  • Recycling Park, Kristianstad

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    The Kristianstad recycling park is one of the best examples of the Swedish system of waste management. The material and energy recycling rate is currently 97% and the goal is to reach 100% in the near future. By increasing the volume of material recycled, the amount of material deposited has been decreased by 40,000 tons. The facility was opened in 2001 and it then replaced a previous landfill site.

  • Reduction of Hospital Waste

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    The central hospital in Kristianstad has succeeded to substantially reduce its volumes of waste that is incinerated and has instead started to recycle increasing volumes of paper and plastics. One clinic that had a high rate of recycling at the beginning of the project increased the volume of recycled waste by 300 per cent. The project involved both increasing the volumes of waste that were sorted at the clinics and implementing a system for sorting sacks of waste for recycling and incineration in the hospital’s waste management system.

  • Sysav – Waste to resources in southern Sweden

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    Sysav (South Scania Waste Company) and Sysav Industri AB receives, recycles and treats waste from households and businesses in southern Skåne. The companies are owned by 14 municipalities with a joint population of around 700,000, and have approximately 6,000 companies as customers. Sysav is a leading company in the waste industry and contributes actively to a sustainable future for our environment and our society by treating waste in accordance with its specific properties while turning it into useful resources. All of Sysav’s activities are based on the eco-cycle principle.

  • Sälen Recycling Centre

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    Sälen Recycling Centre, where tourists can leave bulky waste, metal scrap, corrugated cardboard, small electronics and hazardous waste for free. Sälen Recycling Centre, where tourists can leave bulky waste, metal scrap, corrugated cardboard, small electronics and hazardous waste for free.

  • Underground waste management

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    Thanks to a stationary pneumatic refuse collection system, the garbage doesn’t need to be collected by trucks anymore. Instead, the garbage is transported by air through pipes, where it is compacted in sealed containers. Using a vacuum system instead of an old-fashioned refuse room or waste container does away with problems with unpleasant odours, and nobody needs to come into contact with waste bags or containers. Stationary pneumatic refuse collection means that refuse is transported underground long distances in pipes to a collection station, where it is compacted in closed containers.

  • Vacuum system in Östermalmshallen

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    A vacuum system handles the waste in Östermalm’s food market hall. The waste is transported via pipelines by means of under pressure to a storage unit and later to a biogas installation. With this system, waste is no longer a problem, but a resource.