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Solar Panels are Tricky to Recycle

September 1, 2020

Via: Waste360

Solar panels are an excellent source for renewable power, but there’s no plan for the e-waste they will create when they reach the end of their life. The International Renewable Energy Agency projects by 2050 up to 78 million metric tons of solar panels will have reached the end of their life, generating about 6 million metric tons of new solar e-waste annually.

If recycling mandates aren’t put into place, many of the panels will go to landfills, which contain toxic materials that can create environmental hazards.

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