Power plant can run on clothing

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The last coal shipment has been delivered to a Swedish power plant located in Vasteras, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Stockholm. But the plant, owned by Malarenergi AB, is not shutting down. Instead, it is converting to burning only renewable and recycled fuels. These recycled fuels will include, for the first time, unusable clothing from retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB. To fuel the plant’s boiler, Malarenergi collects rubbish from nearby cities, including Eskilstuna, the home of H&M’s central warehouse, and a large portion of the city’s trash includes discarded clothing from the warehouse. Johanna Dahl, H&M's head of communications…

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