Emerging Waste from Renewable Energy Sources Fact/Photovoltaic Modules/Lithium-Ion Batteries/Wind Turbine Blades: ASTSWMO Releases Fact Sheets | Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, LLC

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The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (“ASTSWMO”) has published fact sheets for three of what it describes as:

Emerging waste from renewable energy sources

The three wastes include:

  • Photovoltaic modules
  • Lithium ion batteries
  • Wind turbine blades

The lithium-ion battery plug is particularly focused on electric vehicle batteries.

The fact sheets were developed by the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Working Group within the ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee and the Sustainable Materials Management Working Group within the ASTSWMO Materials Management Subcommittee.

ASTSWMO describes itself as an organization representing all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia to enhance and promote effective state and territory programs and to influence relevant national policies on waste and materials management, ecologically sustainable practices and environmental restoration.

Each of the three descriptive sheets provides general descriptions of the products and then addresses:

  • Construction
  • End of life treatment
  • Recycling
  • Federal regulations
  • State approaches

A copy of all three fact sheets can be downloaded below:




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