Power dressing

A Swedish power station has turned to discarded clothing from fashion retail giant Hennes & Mauritz to replace the burning of coal at the plant. The Vasteras facility near Stockholm is aiming to become a fossil free by 2020, with unsold H&M clothes, recycled wood and waste in the incineration mix.

The power station, which is operated by Malarenergi, last week received its final delivery of coal, has burnt 15 tons of discarded clothing in 2017 to date. H&M told Bloomberg that it had a legal obligation to ensure that clothes with mould or not in compliance with chemical restrictions are destroyed.

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