Plastics and the Environment

These bike shelters are made from wind turbines

Wind turbines in the countryside in France, which are likely to be recycled after retirement. Image: Thomas Reaubourg/Unsplash

Douglas Broom

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Gimme shelter: a section of turbine blade protects bikes in Aalborg, Denmark.
This image shows a section of turbine blade which shelters bikes in Denmark. Image: Siemens Gamesa via Twitter
On the road to a new life: retired turbine blades are being used to reinforce concrete.
Image shows an old turbine blade being used to reinforce concrete. Image: HS2 Ltd
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