Plastics and the Environment

These bike shelters are made from wind turbines

Wind turbines in the French countryside.

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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Image shows a large wind turbine, of which must be replaced after 20 years of service. Image: Pixabay/Steppinstars

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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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