[LINK] China Blocks Vital Exports to Japan - or not?
kim at holburn.net
Sun Sep 26 12:03:00 EST 2010
On 2010/Sep/25, at 6:41 PM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> Am I the only one who sees the risk of relying on "rare" minerals for
> advanced, and at the same time disposable technology?.
Can you expand on this a bit? I wasn't thinking of Priuses as being
disposable although perhaps they are. What of our technology isn't
disposable? Stone buildings? It's not as though we don't at least
try to recycle electronics:
> If all those
> rare minerals end up on landfills, what are we going to use when we
> run out of them? Dig landfills and re-mine them for recycling?.
> Certainly this is not sustainable...
> "rare earth minerals" are called "rare" for a reason...
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