Coming to your and my backyard soon!
For a taste of your wind ‘powered’ future, look no further than the Scottish Highlands – where some 4,500 of these things have polluted a once majestic landscape.
Traverse any Highland Glen these days in the hope of finding peace and tranquillity, and you’ll be hard-pressed to avoid Scotland’s hundreds of wind factories and their looming industrial presence. To make way for them, more than 17,000 acres have been cleared and 14 million trees have been clear-felled in the process, adding to a morbid sense of pointless, industrial-scale environmental destruction.
But, right now, it’s another feature of these 300-tonne monsters and their 50-60m blades that has highlanders up in arms.
And that’s their habit of constantly shedding toxic microplastics and spreading them far and wide.
Ben Borland reveals that littering the landscape with toxic plastic junk with complete impunity, is yet another example of how the wind industry gets a…
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