Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg will visit Bendigo next week to discuss Bendigo’s E-waste problem.

The 16-year-old said she was looking forward to visiting Bendigo and checking out the sights, sounds and smells of the city.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how different the plugs and wall sockets are to Sweeden,” she said. “Sweeden shares a bond with Bendigo and their mutual love of ABBA, Roxette and IKEA.”

But not everyone’s happy with Greta’s pending visit. “If I want to destroy the planet by chucking my 60 inch TV in the wheelie bin instead of leaving it on my neighbour’s nature strip, no girl is gonna tell me what to do,” said 51-year-old John Schmidt.

Greta said, “Bendigonians spend 1000 times more on leaving our e-Waste on a nature strip than taking it to an E-waste facility. No one wants a TV that doesn’t work or a dresser with a drawer missing.”

After discovering Bendigo did not have an IKEA, Greta slammed the Bendigo Council saying “How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood of not being able to see an Ikea in Bendigo or even a Krispy Kreme.”