Theme: Not only green, but good
The Nordic countries and their companies will try to present themselves as environmentally friendly as possible during the Copenhagen Climate Summit. But what does it mean to be green? As huge investments are made in renewable energies, other values may be sacrificed. Nordic Labour Journal has visited different green companies in the Nordic region. One of them, Tomra, makes reverse vending machines that collects three percent of the 700 billion drinks containers in the world. That means a cut in CO2 emissions equal to 15 percent of Norway's total annual emissions.
"It's nice to know that we are the Good Guys", says the HR Manager. "We are even better than most Norwegians at recycling at home, too", says Elisabeth Sandvik (above), as she puts an empty bottle in one of the machines.