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Engineers are building bridges with recycled wind turbine blades

Maddie Stone writes in The Verge on innovative ways that wind turbines are being repurposed.

The C3 Take
  • In Ireland, engineers have constructed a pedestrian bridge made out of recycled wind turbine blades.
  • Once they are decommissioned, wind turbine blades are usually sent to landfills where they take up huge amounts of space and rarely break down easily.
  • Using recycled blades is a win-win for the environment. By using the blades, fewer new materials need to be made and less waste is sent to landfills.
  • As the world looks to deploy more wind energy, finding innovative ways to use old blades could be useful for reducing waste and our carbon footprint.

“That makes it just the second ‘blade bridge’ in the world. The first, installed last October in a small town in western Poland, officially opened in early January. The engineers and entrepreneurs behind these bridges are hopeful they represent the beginning of a new trend: repurposing old wind turbine blades for infrastructure projects.”

Read the full article here.

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