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Decommissioned materials still have lots of potential. Take these plastic bottles, for example, which are being used to build schools.

In Scotland, a company is developing creative new uses for wind turbines that have been replaced by newer, more efficient models.

Since older incarnations are only 75% recyclable, it is important that items such as rotor blades, which are made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic, are given a new lease of life.

They could be converted into skate parks or used as public bins. In the Netherlands old wind turbines blades have been used to build playgrounds and a bike shed.

In Ireland, meanwhile, it’s noise barriers and bridges. Creative repurposing: time to throw caution to the wind.

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