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Giftfri miljö? - hur relationen kultur och natur kan speglas genom glas
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is dealing with the progressing change in our opinion, about our responsibility and our point of view on the environment and the relation to the Swedish tradition of glassmaking. The Swedish government took the decision in 1999 about 15 environmental quality goals and later also other goals connected to them. The overall goal for Swedish environmental politics is to hand over a society to the coming generations where all our environmentally related problems are solved, with a non-toxic nature. The Swedish glass industry is one of the last parts of the old industrial society based on manual craftsmanship. With its roots in the early 17th century the Swedish glass production has created allot of beautiful, well crafted and during the 18th century internationally renowned glass during its long and rich history. Many famous artists and designers has been related to the Swedish glassworks. The glass has a symbolic value and is an important aspect in Sweden’s cultural identity. Swedish glass tradition can be related to pride. The glass industry has been a bit of a holy cow in the discussion though the glass itself is made of many of the toxic materials that we are trying to quit using. Scince the 1970´s when the first alarms about toxic waste in our nature came the awareness of our environment has been changing. Reports about how animal and plant species population shrinked in an alarming tempo. Our industries effluent of toxic waste has ever since been a subject for science and political discussion. Because of the demands the 15 environmental goals and its related goals points at risk marked enterprises the administrative boards of Kalmar and Kronoberg done a inventory about contamination in the outer environment around the glassworks and its deposits. The Swedish glasswork society that consists of glassworks in the region has started to think about how to clean up the contaminated areas around the factories. The issue is very complex and demands not only inventive technical thinking but also a conceptual relation to the issue of humanity and nature.

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2005. , 46 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-54466Local ID: MIV C-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-54466DiVA: diva2:1103194
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Environmental Science
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