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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 12:52

Two films about Sweden's global trade in burning refuse

Sweden has increased its burning of refuse derived fuel to obtain energy and heating, with a significant proportion coming from overseas as imports. Two films look at this:

1) Two leading names in secondary fuel recovery and logistics, Geminor and DFDS, showcase the export journey of refuse-derived fuel (RDF). The video follows a single shipment of RDF, from production at the Enva depot in Nottingham, to recovery at Renova’s energy from waste facility in Sweden, exploring the logistics journey and highlighting management processes applied to each shipment.

2) 'To burn or not to burn?' - Journeyman Pictures investigates how in Sweden, waste incineration plants convert excess and non-recycled rubbish into energy. The Swedish government classifies this process as recycling, but the filmmakers ask if this this form of waste disposal really sustainable?