Eskilstuna: how a Swedish town became the world capital of recycling

The city was dying. Then somebody had a great idea to save it make it the greenest place on Earth People talk about Eskilstuna as the place where nothing new is invented, says the shopping mall manager Anna Bergstrm. An hours train ride from Stockholm, the Sheffield of Sweden has had something of an image problem in recent years. Once a steel-producing powerhouse, the town has fallen on hard times, thanks to the rapid decline in the industry throughout the 1970s. It now has an unemployment rate that is almost double the national average of 8%. But the town has come up with an answer: recycling. Far from the Scandinavian stereotype of glossy modernity, Eskilstunas wide-paved, near-deserted grey streets are …

Vancouver Grocery Store Is Giving Out Embarrassing Plastic Bags To Remind Customers To Bring A Reusable

“Canadians know first-hand the impacts of plastic pollution and are tired of seeing their beaches, parks, streets, and shorelines littered with plastic waste. We have a responsibility to work with our partners to reduce plastic pollution, protect the environment, and create jobs and grow our economy. We owe it to our kids to keep the environment clean and safe for generations to come.” This quote, from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, came from the announcement that Canada will seek to the Guardian. “It’s human nature not to want to be told what to do.” While warts and colon care is nothing to be ashamed of, David has a good point about the way messages about the environment are conveyed. People …