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How to build a circular economy for wind turbine blades through policy and partnerships

Published on 01 November 2020

Overview

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) estimates wind will contribute 10% of the total estimated thermoset composite waste (and less than 5% of the total estimated composite waste combining thermoset and thermoplastics) by 2025. Although it is a relatively small source of composite waste, the wind industry wants to lead on advancing sustainable methods to recycle composite material by calling for a European landfill ban on decommissioned blades by 2025. This document presents the industry commitment to re-use, recycle or recover 100% of decommissioned blades and highlights the actions to achieve this.

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