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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Underground waste: Vacuum System Takes Waste Management to a New Level

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    A new, smart solution for waste management reduces the need for road transport and minimises other environmental impacts. The solution is stationary pneumatic refuse collection, using a vacuum to transport waste through underground pipes, separating different types of waste into different containers. A stationary pneumatic refuse collection system means waste doesn’t need to be collected by truck. Instead, it is transported underground by air in pipes and then compacted in sealed containers.

  • 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.

  • Recycling of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE)

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    According to the EC (19 November, 2008) “waste means any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.” Recycling materials and products – that are considered waste - is an ancient practice which shows that in times of resource scarcity (i.e. shortage of virgin materials) societies attach more economic and societal value to their own waste. This implies that throughout time the definition of waste can change as well. Generally speaking longer use or reuse of materials and products this is often mainly to cover a society’s needs.

  • Improvement of Agri-food processes

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    The agri-food industry comprises an integrated complex production chain which ranges from the primary agriculture to the mature food and beverage sector. It is considered as one of the largest sectors  worldwide with significant contribution to the economic advancement of nations and major social impact.

  • Fertiliser, manure and straw management (rice)

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    Fertiliser and manure management in rice fields are important methane mitigation technologies. The fertiliser management mitigation option includes changes in: fertiliser types; fertiliser nutrient ratios; the rates and timing of applications; and use of nitrification inhibitors to reduce methane emissions by affecting methanogenesis in rice fields. Rice cultivation is responsible for 10% of GHG emissions from agriculture. In developing countries, the share of rice in GHG emissions from agriculture is even higher, e.g., it was 16% in 1994.