A blog from University of Borås

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Reusing wastes in Göteborg

When talking about waste managements, usually we talk about 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle). Developing countries and poor countries are usually very good in reusing the wastes. However, people at the industrial countries are usually not so good in that aspects. This general rule is also valid in Sweden. However, since few years ago, Gothenburg (or Göteborg) which is a neighboring city of Borås, has started waste reusing in one of the recycling stations, named Alelyckan. In this station, when people bring the wastes, the personal ask them about the quality of the materials, if could be reused. If so, those wastes are separated to be sold again directly by the shop next to the center, or send to the charity organizations such as myrorna or the church stadsmissionen. I believe it is a good initiative and should be developed to several cities and all the waste recycling stations. Here are some photos from this center and their shops!

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