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Christmas Trees in Iceland Turned into Compost

By Iceland Review

The municipalities in Iceland’s capital region are collecting Christmas trees for recycling and expect to recycle 70 to 80 tons. The trees are minced and mixed with other biological materials and used for making compost.

“Then we give the compost to people who are interested in using it,” Ingthór Gudmundsson, stationmaster of waste management company Gámathjónustan told Morgumbladid.

Soil reclamation association Gródur fyrir fólk í landnámi Ingólfs (“Vegetation for people in the settlement of Ingólfur” [Arnarson, the first Nordic settler of Iceland]) uses the largest part of the compost.

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