Eleven people have been charged by a Swedish court in what is being billed as potentially the country’s worst environmental crime in half a century.
NMT Think Pink – a previously celebrated waste management company known for its trademark pink rubbish bags – is accused of illegally burying and dumping tens of thousands of tonnes of waste at 21 sites across 15 municipalities around Sweden, in what prosecutors described as a “very serious crime”.
Harmful levels of arsenic, dioxins, lead, zinc, copper and petroleum products were found during the investigation. Three years ago, parts of Stockholm were shrouded in smoke caused by a fire in an abandoned rubbish heap run by the company.
At the centre of the case is successful entrepreneur Bella Nilsson – who previously crowned herself the “queen of trash” and has since changed her name to Fariba Vancor – and her ex-husband, Thomas Nilsson.
There’s a pic of her and a – terribly uncharitable of course – thought was, well, she doesn’t look very Swedish.
Bella Nilsson , registered Fariba Juliette Jennifer Vancor , originally Isabella Khatibi Ghabagh Tappeh, born December 15, 1969 in Tehran , is a Swedish former stripper and porn club manager and former entrepreneur in the waste industry . [ 1 ] [ 2 ]
We’ve long known that, on average, immigrants bring with them the fertility rates of their home country. More recent research tells us that they also seem to bring varied other cultural attitudes – like the regard for the law and so on.