Sep 7, 2009

This Town Sucks :o)

Hammarby neighborhood in Stockholm, Sweden, has a really cool pneumatic tube system set up for garbage disposal and recycling, you could even say it sucks. Visit Time Magazine for a video the explains even more.

The coolest part of Hammarby Sjostad, a new eco-neighborhood of Stockholm, is the trash. It gets sucked through pneumatic tubes — at 43 m.p.h. (70 km/h) — after residents drop their household waste into special chutes: one for food that will get composted, another for paper to be recycled and a third for garbage that can be burned. As the latter gets incinerated, the energy produced is converted into district heating and electricity. The goal is both to keep garbage out of landfills and ultimately to produce half the neighborhood's energy.

"Everything people are throwing away is coming back in one way or another," says Hammarby spokesman Erik Freudenthal. And that includes sewage. It gets turned into fertilizer as well as biogas, which is used to fuel buses, taxis and approximately 1,000 gas stoves.

Visit this link for more details about a unique city, Hammarby :o)


  1. That's pretty damn cool - I'd love it if my town had one of those systems set up!

  2. I did read that article in Time and thought it was an ingenious idea. Sweden rocks!

  3. Leave it to the Swedes. They make great cheese also.


  4. That's what I call being ahead of the curve.


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