🦋 Preserving life by using precious metals more efficiently 🌍
Due to their scarcity, precious metals induce a colossal environmental and social impact (mining, deforestation, mining waste, water consumption and pollution, armed conflicts, prostitution…).
However, just like the pressure on other resources such as oil and water, we have now reached the peak of gold production. As its price will remain very high for many years, it is reasonable to think that Man will continue to track down its slightest trace and thus consider its extraction in still preserved areas (see Yellowstone, sea bed…).
Our technology can allow us to continue to use gold and other precious minerals sparingly and thus postpone the advent of exploitations that are highly destructive to living organisms.