How Sand Mining Is Quietly Creating A Major Global Environmental Crisis

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Globally, it’s estimated that we mine as much as 50 billion metric tons of sand every year to build our roads, bridges, skyscrapers, homes and more.
Rapid urbanization around the world has made sand a high value commodity, so much so that, for some, it’s even worth killing for. But not all sand is the same, and experts say some mining operations are damaging ecosystems, infrastructure and putting people in danger around the world.
This documentary talks about how the world uses sand, how we mine sand, and what are the environmental effects of sand mining.
As with any material and industry, the moment things get profitable, mafias and cartels arise. That is the case with sand mining as well.
What is the future of sand and concrete? Are there any alternative building materials? Watch the video to find out.

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