Researchers urge Midwestern states to recycle solar panels efficiently

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By 2050, up to six million tons of solar panel waste will need recycling, and the United States is expected to have the second largest amount of waste after China, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. But few states have started processes for handling the waste even as they require more energy produced by renewable sources.

Researchers at Missouri S&T hope to help modify state- and local-level recycling efforts by educating current owners about disposal options.

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