Upcycle discarded wind turbine blades as border walls.

Upcycle discarded wind turbine blades as border walls.

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According to https://www.evwind.es/2020/02/06/wind-turbines-will-create-43-million-tonnes-of-waste-by-2050/73442 

Wind turbines are often too big and sturdy to be crushed, recycled or repurposed because they are built to withstand hurricane-force gusts.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates the US will remove 8,000 wind turbines in the next four years.

This is because it is decomissioning older turbines, most of which were built a decade ago. In those days installations were less than a fifth of what they are now.

And shipping them to landfill is a logistical challenge because they have to be broken up, shipped and buried in pits at least 30 feet deep.

The University of Cambridge estimates wind turbine blades will generate 43 million tonnes of waste by 2050.

My purposal

Wind turbine blades are designed to sustain hurricane force winds. Their high grade fiberglass construction makes them impractical to recycle. So they are currently being cut into sections and buried. There has to be a way to incorporate them to a structural use such as border walls, artificial reefs, or anything better than cutting them up and taking up massive landfill space. Petition with me to upcycle these free and massive resources to do some good.

Credits to

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-02-05/wind-turbine-blades-can-t-be-recycled-so-they-re-piling-up-in-landfills

And

https://www.evwind.es/2020/02/06/wind-turbines-will-create-43-million-tonnes-of-waste-by-2050/73442

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