"Plant the sunflower and lupin, and help at the same time to clean a piece of poisoned land. It sounds like science fiction?"
"At the country's first fytopark in Orrefors, if one allows plants to remediate chemicals from the earth."
"the Plants of yarrow and lupine form new leaves during the strong spring sun. Vidjebuskarna is about to hit out, while the plants with the trift, still a little tufsiga after the winter."
"At the end of april to see the plantings in the so-called fytoparken at the old disused Orrefors glassworks mayhap not much of the world. But under the surface of the earth is magic."
"Lead, cadmium and arsenic"
"On the historic site has plants with the ability to absorb chemicals deliberately planted, according to Jeanette Lennartsdotter which caused the small park to take place next to the utomhushyttan she runs."
"– instead of adding medelsmutsig or lightly soiled soil on trucks and drive it to a landfill so you can clean it on the spot, by planting plants that sucks up the poison."
"Fytoparken, which was created as part of an attraction two years ago, covers only 600 square feet. It is a symbolic attempt to take on the glass kingdom's heritage. Here are some of the country's most contaminated areas."
"Down in the small soil hiding, inter alia, lead, cadmium and arsenic. Incredible amounts of poison which will cost several years and many millions to get away."
"How you behave when cleaning up small quantities of chemicals always remain beneath the earth."
"this is where plants come in," says William Hogland, professor in environmental and eco-technology at linnaeus university which is situated behind the idea of a fytopark."
"– When one is finished with their excavation, we are planting plants that can clean. The alternative is to take the earth also to the landfill, but it is not so good to transport the soil through built-up environments, " he explains for the TT and continues:"
"– instead of allowing these metals to go down to our rivers and groundwater and pollute so we try to pick it up with plants."
"Want to recycle metals"
"in the summer season to now, the rest of the plants planted out. Than there are no traces of sunflowers, but soon adorn the parkgångarna in Orrefors again."
"In a season, can the plant absorb a variety of heavy metals."
"– Yes, they can pick up cadmium and lead, which come up in the plant. Then you harvest it when the summer is over and burn it, " says William Hogland."
"In the ashes is found the metals in higher concentration. The plan is to recycle these and simply making new glass again."
"– Then you can recycle the metals and get them into the circular economy. So it is thought – we are just in the beginning."
"the Word fytopark have with the so-called fytoremediering to – do-a collective term for allowing plants to remediate contaminated soil, water or air."
"Different plants are different good to catch up on chemicals:"
"• Viltklöver purifies the soil from both arsenic, lead, and copper"
"• Röllekan take up cadmium."
"• the Sunflower is among other things good at absorbing chromium, lead, arsenic, zinc and manganese."
"• Trift takes care of the lead in the ground."
"• the Grass sheep fescue absorb lead."
"• Lupinen can purify the land from the arsenic."
"• the Wicker takes up cadmium, lead, uranium, silver, and arsenic."
"• the Cattail, he takes dom arsenic, lead, and copper."
"• Marigold attracts uranium."
"• Smällglim take up cadmium."
"• Svärdslilja absorb copper and cadmium."
"the Environment around the glass factories is polluted by heavy metals used in the glass production. Elevated levels are found in the bruksmark, supplements with broken glass, groundwater, surface water and sediments."
"According to the county, there are about 40 areas in the kingdom of crystal that are classified as risk class 1."
"According to the SGU includes the total amount of waste in the kingdom of crystal around one million cubic metres (approximately 200 000 trucking) that must be transported and handled."
"The total amount of broken glass at the glassworks in the whole of The kingdom of crystal is estimated to be 100 000 m3 – which contains around 600 tonnes of arsenic, 40 tonnes of cadmium and 3 200 tonnes of lead."
"the Amount of contaminated soil on the bruksmark is estimated to be around 700 000 m3 containing 225 tons of arsenic, 15 tonnes of cadmium and 3 000 tonnes of lead."
"Source: Final report of the Glasrikesuppdraget (2018) of the County administrative board in Kronoberg county"