Scotland Littered By Tonnes of Toxic Plastics Shed By Thousands of Wind Turbine Blades

For a taste of your wind ‘powered’ future, look no further than the Scottish Highlands – where some 4,500 of these things have polluted a once majestic landscape. Traverse any Highland Glen these days in the hope of finding peace and tranquillity, and you’ll be hard-pressed to avoid Scotland’s hundreds of wind factories and their […]

‘Clean’ Energy Scourge: Wind Turbine Blades Shedding Tonnes of Toxic Microplastics

Sure, the millions of wind turbine blades headed for landfill will leave a toxic legacy for centuries to come, but these things create an even more immediate threat. Their 40-90m blades naturally erode during operation, spreading tonnes of microplastics far and wide. The epoxy compounds they shed contain toxins that are finding their way into […]

Planet Strippers: Amazon’s Balsa Forests Being Raped To Make Wind Turbine Blades

Stripping the Amazon basin’s forests of balsa to make wind turbine blade is all part of our ‘inevitable’ transition. So is turning rural China into a toxic industrial wasteland (see above). Giant industrial wind turbines comprise hundreds of tonnes of steel, aluminium, plastics, copper and rare earths used in the generator’s magnets. There is also […]

New Sustainability Standard: Wind Industry Illegally Dumping Thousands of Turbine Blades

As hundreds of thousands of toxic wind turbine blades head for landfills near you, thousands more are being dumped illegally. Across the USA, wind power outfits are being repeatedly busted for dumping their blades and simply cutting and running. Last August, we reported on one blade ‘recycling’ company busted for illegally storing hundreds of wind turbine […]

Toxic Blade Time Bomb: New Study Exposes Scale of Wind Industry’s Poisonous Plastics Legacy

Landfills are the final destination for millions of worn-out wind turbine blades, where their toxic plastics will be left to rot for the ‘benefit’ of generations to come. These 10-20 tonne, 40-60m long chunks of plastic, fibreglass, balsa wood and resins can’t be recycled, so the wind industry has been dumping them quietly for years […]