We know perfectly well that nowadays the technologies are speeding their pace and there more and more new inventions and developments appear every coming day. The tourist industry, in its turn, is not standing still, and every year the number of travelers is increasing. It's evident that such an invasion on the cultural artifacts and just beautiful sites in most popular resort areas brings so much trouble not only to native residents, but also to nature. And here is the point where these two industries (technology and tourism) cross their roads. And the fact that they can cooperate with each other brings to many ecologists a great relief!
It's unbelievable what science can do to turn back the process of deterioration that humanity caused. Already now ecologist name travelers as the main enemies of natural resources, such as rivers, forest, beaches etc. Every year the flood of voyagers ruins everything on its way, not thinking about any future consequences, just taking from life everything they want. "Green" organizations have been raising alarm and beating the drums for a long time, but only now scientists took out their earplugs and joined the movement. Here are the first results of such cooperation.
A new experiment was launched in American state Florida that explores the production of beach sand made of useless glass products. All empty bottles, jars and other glass containers, often picked from the same beach, are turned into powder. Then it's being processed in a special way. As a result, glass crumbles are practically impossible to distinguish from ordinary sand. No wonder - after all, there is one and the same substance at the basis of it: quartz. Certainly not everybody, having come to the beach, will dare going barefoot on the "broken glass". Specially for most skeptical ones, enthusiasts of the project are holding several jars of "artificial" sand and offer any interested person to touch it. Not a single of those who have taken a risk to do that, have been cut.
The total value of the programme for modernization of the beaches is 570,000 dollars, though the cost is really worth it: the project is cost-effective. Just think - after all, marvelous yellow beaches of Florida are not an eternal gift of nature. They need to be restored, caressed, cherished and poured. By the way, not a single beach will ever become entirely glass one. The new development is supposed to be used only locally - the sites, where erosion is in especially serious state. Such news do give confidence, that our future is in our hands, and people can do not only harm, but also bring great relief to natural resources. Surely, it will bring a new discussion of "artificial life" and human interference into "Nature matters", but it will also may be a momentum that triggers conscience of every person. It's obvious that without such an understanding from every person's side no technology will ever solve the problem.