Letter: We should follow Sweden's trash lead
To the editor,
While a certain industrial zoned area of Rumford, East Providence, R.I. gets raked over the coals, Sweden, a recycling-happy land where a quarter of a million homes are powered by the incineration of waste, is facing a unique dilemma: the nation has run out of much-needed fuel.....trash and garbage.
As Sweden has been making money and supplying jobs, something neither East Providence nor the State of Rhode Island has, they have cleaned out every dumpsite in the country. I wonder if anyone in Sweden gets bent out of shape with all the work being done recycling trash and garbage to run the country? Well we know it will never happen in East Providence nor Rhode Island!!!
We have top-notch institutions of higher learning in this state yet we never try to tap into any of them to come up with technology ideas to help solve our problems. We have great minds that leave this state by the droves because they can't find a job or start a business that can help solve our problems yet we can drive taxes and jobs away as though they were expendable???
Wouldn't it be nice if we could call Rhode Island the "recycle state" and create real new industry and jobs and much needed tax revenue???