According to the Stockholm city planning department, if all 3 million of this year’s Swedish Christmas trees were recycled, they could heat 4,000 apartments or 1,200 houses for an entire year.
A single recycled tree, they say, provides enough power to run three full washing machine loads.
Swedes are encouraged to take their trees after the holidays to their apartment trash rooms, recycling centers, or special municipal collection sites.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Changing environmental perceptions: Community focus sets glass business apart, Eye on the Arctic
Finland: Used tyres to clean up waters, Yle News
Sweden: Real Christmas trees better for environment, says Sweden’s Farmers Union, Radio Sweden
United States: Glass recycling gains momentum in remote Alaska, Alaska Dispatch