Listening: Sweden is Now Recycling 99 % of its Trash. Here’s how.

Match the words with the definitions:

1. Unnecessary or unwanted materials and objects

2. A house and people who live there

3. A place where the garbage goes from your house

4. A building which generates heating, usually for whole town or country

5. Destruction of waste by burning

6. Processing waste into new, useful products

7. Putting recyclable waste into separate bins1

b) Guess the answers to the questions:

How much waste is produced each year by one Swedish person?
What percentage of waste is being recycled in Sweden?
How much of the waste incinerated in Swedish plants comes from other countries?
c) Watch the video:

d) Did you answer the questions correctly? What are the correct answers? Watch the video again, if needed.
e) Put the steps into correct order:

1. Convert incinerated waste into energy.  2. Take the sorted waste into a local plant.  3. Incinerate the waste.

4. Produce waste.                                          5. Sort waste.                                                 6.  Prepare the waste for incineration.

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