Recycling wind turbine blades is nearly impossible. Veolia North America thinks it can keep them out of landfills.
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An article by Elizabeth McCauley and Katie Nixdorf appearing in Business Insider reveals, "recycling wind turbine blades is nearly impossible. Veolia North America thinks it can keep them out of landfills."
"As America installs more wind turbines, a new waste problem is growing. The massive blades have to be replaced every 20 years — and sometimes more often if they break or need upgrades.
"Wind energy is growing faster than any other type of renewable energy, according to 2021 data. But to reach net-zero emissions of planet-warming gases, global capacity still needs to double — which could mean a tsunami of turbine waste."
It's a great article. Read more.