One of the most common reasons for considering the use of drones as a sustainable practice is the form of power it uses. In comparison to normal aircraft, those that are small in size and considered to be light-weight, well, there just is no comparison. Light aircraft still needs to be powered by lots of fuel derived from gasoline. It is costly and still does damage to the quality of the atmosphere, making little or no impression on the need to reduce carbon footprints, rather than drive them skywards into the stratosphere.
The sustainable use of one single drone or an entire squadron of DJI drones goes entirely in the opposite direction, positively speaking of course. It is positively reassuring just how much of a dent the drone makes on the carbon footprint. If gasoline is being used necessarily at any one time, then barely a drop is used in comparison to that normally used in fueling the light aircraft. But most of the time the drone is powered by battery.
Today, across the board, batteries are being propagated as a powerful tool towards engineering sustainable development. It is even, slowly but surely, being installed in automobiles. It makes no drain on the environment. Interestingly and ironically, it would probably take a huge jump in the fuel price to convince consumers of batteries’ effectiveness and sustainable preference towards helping to save the environment.
Speaking of which, drones are already in full use for this important mission. They are being used as monitoring devices for weather offices and are being used quite proactively by the agricultural industries, also making a contribution towards promoting food security. Without a greener environment, worldwide, food security is placed at great risk.