Extended Producer Responsibility in Sweden: Towards better waste management
Extended Producer responsibility (EPR) is a governmental policy and a Swedish law that aims to better waste management and collection. The Swedish system shifts the waste management cost or physical collection fully from local governments to producers. The policy applies to different goods such as packaging, newsprint, electronic products, batteries, tires, end-of-life vehicles, pharmaceutical waste, stray radioactive products and radioactive sources.
Filborna Combined Heat- and Power Plant
The Filborna waste-to-energy plant is run by Öresundskraft, the municipality of Helsingborg’s wholly owned energy company. Commissioned in 2013 with a 70 MW boiler and an annual 160,000 tonnes RDF incineration limit, the plant is being upgraded to 250,000 tonnes pa. and a 90 MW boiler, producing steam for district heating and electricity.
Sysav – Waste to resources in southern Sweden
Sysav (South Scania Waste Company) and Sysav Industri AB receives, recycles and treats waste from households and businesses in southern Skåne. The companies are owned by 14 municipalities with a joint population of around 700,000, and have approximately 6,000 companies as customers.