tutor2u | Where do wind turbine blades go to die?

In the News

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.

Recommended

Exam support for 2022

Online Grade Booster Courses for A-Level Exams in May & June 2022

Exam technique, advance information support, live revision and more from the tutor2u subject specialist teams

Enrol now

© 2002-2022 Tutor2u Limited. Company Reg no: 04489574. VAT reg no 816865400.