Minerals : Solutions
Conserving The Minerals
Minerals are important and they are used excessively by humans for our daily needs. These natural resources are useful and geologists have found more than 3,000 different minerals that are named. Scientifically minerals are not running out. These Earth’s crust treasure are still compact under our feet. There is no estimation when it is going to run out. But there are a number of precautions that we can undertake to conserve these minerals.
Ways to Conserve Minerals
Use of Improved Technologies
As we are living in this 21st century, technologies are not much of a problem. Today’s brilliant scientists and engineers are making and improving technologies to allow us to use our resources efficiently. Via these technologies, it can produce low-grade minerals at a low cost. Though, today’s industries desire for better-grade minerals but at very high prices. Responsible authorities should take action about the usage of minerals by chemically combining the low-grade minerals with chemicals that can form better grade minerals without mining for more precious elements. Industries can still use the minerals and not only that, they can pay less for it than the real amount without harming and reducing the minerals in the crust.
Use of Scrap Metals
Reuse scrap metals. They don’t have to be recycled. Just bend and forge them into something new. And in no time, you’ll get a new sword or a new bicycle frame. All that needs adding is its wheel.
Recycling of Metals
The use of recycled metals can lessen the mining and excavating of new metals because recycling uses old metals. This way the conservation is doubled than when we use the natural method of just regulating the mining and excavating of minerals and metals.