Did not know about that emissions stat, what is that a percentage of? I assume the denominator doesn't include wildlife or volcanoes?rode_kater wrote: ↑Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:22 pmThe same could be said of concrete, the creation of which amounts to maybe 8% of worldwide CO2 emissions and is also not reusable in any useful way. I don't see people saying we should stop using that. Yes, it would be great if we could find a better way to make these blades, but this is really way far down the list of priorities.
I did know it wasn't reusable. A lot is still used in roads, and simply gets replaced when it starts cracking and falling apart. A lot of it gets buried in the medians between divided highways.
Asphalt, on the other hand, is able to be melted back down and reused, but it has a bad rap because it's an oil product.