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Where do wind turbine blades go to die?

Graham Watson

11th February 2020

It sounds like the build-up to the sort of very poor joke only economists could love: where do wind turbine blades go to die?

The answer is unexpected: many of them are currently buried in landfill sites because they're not very easy to recycle. As a result, the sector is trying to find ways of recycling and reusing them, in playgrounds for instance.

However, it's a lovely article because it pursues something that's ostensibly environmentally-friendly until the very end of its useful life, and discovers that at this point it actually isn't environmentally-friendly at all.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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