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France has opened Europe's first solar panel recycling plant

The new plant should recycle 1,300 tonnes of solar panels this year. Image: REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Geert De Clercq

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Employees work at Veolia’s solar panel recycling plant in Rousset, France, June 25, 2018.  At the plant, photovoltaic panels are dissembled and their constituent parts such as glass, aluminium, silicon and plastics are recycled.  REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier - RC137C601D50
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An employee works at Veolia’s solar panel recycling plant in Rousset, France, June 25, 2018.  At the plant, photovoltaic panels are dissembled and their constituent parts such as glass, aluminium, silicon and plastics are recycled.  REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier - RC131CD057E0
Image: REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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