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Peer behaviour boosts recycling

The challenge of how to handle large volumes of silicon photovoltaic (PV) panels at the end of their 30-year lifetime is emerging. Now, a new study reveals that the efficacy of recycling and reuse interventions is underestimated if social factors such as the attitude of PV owners and the influence of peers are not considered.

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Fig. 1: Stored PV panels.

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Deng, R., Chang, N. & Green, M. Peer behaviour boosts recycling. Nat Energy 6, 862–863 (2021).

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