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Waste Management of Alternative Energy Supply Chains

Michelle Michot Foss | Rachel A. Meidl

Waste Management of Alternative Energy Supply Chains.

By Rachel A. Meidl, Michelle Michot Foss and Ju Li

The authors write that enormous volumes of “energy transition waste” — waste from wind turbines, solar panels, lithium-ion batteries, etc. — are anticipated in the coming decades. To cope with this waste and ensure a sustainable energy transition, they call for more data, planning and coordination across the entire global supply chain, in addition to waste management and recycling policies that align with environmental and sustainability goals.