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Oslo runs out of garbage, imports it from rest of the world

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Trash bin in Oslo, Norway

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They don't make enough garbage to run their waste-to-energy plants in Norway and are importing garbage to run them. Mike wonders:

The question is, will this create incentives to produce more garbage, or at least not reduce the amount produced as fast as it would be otherwise? What are the environmental issues with these incinerators?

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