Sweden has a garbage problem, but unlike the US and many other places in the world, Sweden’s problem is not that there is too much trash, it is that there is too little. Thanks to Sweden’s highly efficient recycling habits only four percent of the nations waste ends up in landfills.
Effective in July 2012, plastic bags will be banned in Seattle. This marks the latest in a series of plastic bag bans. Last year California attempted to pass a statewide ban, but to no avail.
A few days ago I wrote up the presentation given by former Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter. Ritter currently holds the position of Director and Senior Scholar at Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE). After his 30 minute speech, he took questions from the audience.