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Zero waste – pipe dream or reality?

By John Engelander

Imagine, waste as a commodity! It’s not only possible, it’s happening. In the city of Oslo, Norway, they import rubbish from neighbouring Sweden and even Ireland and England. England ships as much as 1000 tonnes a month of rubbish to Oslo. It is actually cheaper for some UK cities to pay the city of Oslo than to take their waste to the local landfill...

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