US military mulls environmentally friendly ammos, developing seed-carrying bullets
Humanity has lived on this planet for many, many years. From starting at one point and ending at another, the growth humanity has gone through leaps and bounds. It is a fact, however, that our evolution has not been all too kind to the planet we live on. For something as large and vast as the planet Earth, humanity has done so little to give back to it. It wages war upon this planet, it takes the bounties that it provides, and it rarely returns it to the Earth. Thankfully, a lot of people have acknowledged humanity's track record on this planet and have decided to do something about it for the past few decades. From organizing peace rallies to helping restore nature to its former prime, humanity has not been completely negative with its history here on Earth. It was only a matter of time until the military itself decided to lend a hand and move towards a greener pasture while still holding their discipline reigns on their own goals.
According to popularmechanics.com, the U.S. Military is seeking someone that can create environmentally friendly ammunition that goes beyond being non-toxic to turning bullets into seeds that would eventually lead to germinating plants. The reason for this is that they want to ensure that the area where they are training is not contaminated with pollutants. When the U.S. military goes into training, they wind up using a lot of ammunition in both home and friendly bases. While fire training is paramount to their regimen, it also damages the environment by releasing such pollutants, and the pollutants come from a wide range of things, such as tank shells and shells used in more conventional firearms.
Despite all of their training and damage they may have done to their environment, they have decided to look for ammunition that will help with the planet's healing process. By using biodegradable composites to make its training ammunition, fastcoexist.com claims that the Department of Defense wants to fix the amount of non-biodegradable shells they leave behind during training which may stay underground for hundreds of years. By making the ammunition biodegradable, the seeds will be able to grow from the shells within months and it will be safe for animals to eat. With the world in its state of great tension, it helps to ease the uncertainty knowing that whatever happens, at least the Earth can heal a bit more thanks to the consideration of the Department of Defense and its planets pollution.