1000 Flowers for the Planet - #415 Use Rock Wisely
Many different types of rock are available around the world, with a multitude of uses. For example: building materials, bench tops, interior wall decoration, floor tiles, roofing material, retaining walls, roads, headstones to name but a few. We use granite, marble, bluestone, sandstone, quartz, slate and many other types of rock for lots of everyday uses. It’s a great material, very versatile and very strong. It can withstand weather and looks fantastic when highly polished. Humans seem to have a natural love affair with rock.
But let’s face it, it is a finite resource. Some rocks take millennia to form under compression. Some rocks formed millennia ago are quarried in a few decades for humans to use. It’s important that we value our precious natural resources that have taken so long to become part of our environment, but which can be quarried away during a relatively small space of time. Use rock wisely, and tread carefully on this planet.