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Europe's wind industry urges ban on landfilling spent blades

With the outlook to roughly 25,000 tonnes of decommissioned wind turbine blades existing in 2025 – and twice as much five years later – the wind sector wants the EU to ban landfilling the composite components and to support development of new solutions.

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From 2025, throwing away end-of-lifecycle wind turbine blades should be made illegal in the EU, urges sector lobby Wind Europe in a call for a pan-European prohibition on depositing both blades and other composite materials in landfills.

"Wind turbine blades are non-toxic and landfill safe but we believe landfilling is a waste of valuable resources," writes Wind Europe Chief Executive Giles Dickson in a statement.

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