Instead of Coal, This Power Plant is Burning H&M Clothing
For those of you getting ready to turn those heaters on in your homes, perhaps consider burning your H&M clothes instead for warmth. (Just kidding, please don't do that.) For a Swedish power plant, however, H&M clothes are providing the perfect kindling, according to Fast Company.
Instead of burning coal, the city of Vasteras is burning recycled wood and trash, including clothes from the local H&M warehouse. H&M said in a statement that the power plant is burning clothes unable to be sold to people in need. Instead, the company has a legal obligation to destroy any clothing containing mold or clothes that do not comply with chemical restrictions.
As of now, the power plant has incinerated 15 tons of clothing. Could clothing-powered plants be the future? We have no idea, but it's an interesting concept.