The wind industry is one of the strongest supported renewable energy industries in the U.S. but there’s one matter that is a challenge to the industry. What to do with old wind blades that are no longer usable and to find a way to recycle them.
As Bloomberg News reported this week, an estimated 8,000 will be hauled to dumps in the U.S. in the next four years—blades that are longer than a Boeing 747 wing. Tens of thousands of the blades are facing the same fate around the globe. Bloomberg focused on a Casper, Wyoming landfill where nearly 900 such blades are being buried after they were cut apart.
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