Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Shining the Light on Solar Panel Recycling - A Status Update, recording available
The solar energy market has grown significantly in the past few years. With the increasing number of solar panels being sold and installed in the United States each year, solar panels are ending up in the waste stream as well. While solar panel recycling is not yet widespread in the United States, organizations are busy laying the important groundwork to build the necessary collection, management and recycling systems. This webinar covers the basics of the solar panel technology design and explores the impact of these solar panels on the waste management and recycling systems of today. It also includes insights into efforts by state governments to address solar panels in the waste stream and the trends they are seeing.