Yes, Copenhagen in Denmark has started using waste to energy power plants. Currently Copenhagen uses 39% of their collected trash for energy and recycles 56%.
In 2004, Copenhagen generated enough heat and power from various waste sources to power 70,000 households for a total of 210,000 MWH of electricity and 720,000 MWH of heat.
Although Copenhagen is proud of their efforts, the Copenhagen Waste Solution Center believes that trash reduction is the best way to deal with waste. They are working to encourage consumers to change some of their consumption habits including reusing products, recycling, and purchasing items that have minimal packaging to reduce any excess trash in landfills.
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