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Environmental Health Student Portal. Soils 4 Teachers. Sweden Runs Out Of Garbage: Only 1% Ends Up In Landfills. Something incredible has been taking place in Sweden over the past several years, somewhat of a “recycling revolution,” if you will.

Sweden Runs Out Of Garbage: Only 1% Ends Up In Landfills

Currently less than one percent of the garbage produced in Swedish homes ends up in the landfill today, with the other ninety-nine percent being recycled or composted. Sweden has been known for years now for the amazing and resourceful waste management system that they have had in place for some time. They have 32 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants and this burned waste powers 20 percent of Sweden’s district heating as well as electricity for about 250,000 Swedish homes. In fact, Sweden has become so good at recycling their waste; the country now has to import 800,000 tons of trash each year from the U.K., Italy, Ireland and Norway to keep their WTE plants up and running. According to Swedish Waste Management communications director Anna-Carin Gripwell, “Waste today is a commodity in a different way than it has been.

What About The Environmental Effects? Ingenious Cardboard Packaging Folds to Fit Parcels of Any Shape. Excessive packaging is one of our top pet peeves here at Inhabitat, so we were really inspired by this flat cardboard sheet that is capable of conforming to the shape of any object, saving a bundle on wasteful filler.

Ingenious Cardboard Packaging Folds to Fit Parcels of Any Shape

Designed by Patrick Sung, the packaging design concept features triangulated perforations that allow it to bend around odd forms. This could also save on fuel for shipping, since all of that wasted box filler is eliminated. We could see how the concept would not be the most practical for all applications, but it could be really great for mailing a surprise gift to a friend! Soft items like clothing or shoes, or even products that are rigid, like a funky reusable water bottle, could be perfect for this packaging. Not to mention that the perforated lines give the package an interesting graphic pattern style. The Wisdom Academy - Global Vital Stats. How it Works. Watch this: Watch 3 actual turbines in action!

How it Works

SheerWind’s INVELOX Wind Delivery is simply a better way to harvest wind energy. Wind is captured at the top of the funnel shaped INVELOX system. The omnidirectional intake area allows wind collection from any directionWind is funneled through the systemWind is concentrated and further accelerated in the Venturi Effect* section of the INVELOX system.

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A Man Replaces His Lawn With a Giant Vegetable Garden and No Regrets

That is, unless, you have a giant vegetable garden growing in the place of your lawn. Instead of turf, this awesome homeowner, user locolukas on Reddit, opted for tomatoes. The results are absolutely epic. What you see actually used to be a lawn. But instead of mowing grass, one man decided to say “screw the lawn” and plant vegetables. He filled his yard’s grid with compost that the city gave away. Seeds began growing quickly and he had to keep up by planting support systems around them.

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Average Weather For Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Precipitation is most likely around January 18, occurring in 60% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 2, occurring in 35% of days. Probability of Precipitation at Some Point in the Day The fraction of days in which various types of precipitation are observed. If more than one type of precipitation is reported in a given day, the more severe precipitation is counted.

Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, thunderstorms, and light snow. Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 26% of those days with precipitation. Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 26% of those days with precipitation. Alternative Technology Association website.

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