When sitting on a beach, slowly slipping sand through your fingers, do you ever wonder where the sand came from? Unlikely. It’s just one of those things that’s always there. So, here are some little grains of sand-information: 1) the planet has approximately 120,000,000 billion tons of sand! 2) We may actually run out it, so great is its demand for construction.
This infographic highlights how Earth’s sand supply is being steadily depleted, as industry demands increase exponentially. Moreover, indiscriminate sand-mining has already caused irrevocable damage – islands have disappeared, beaches have retreated, species are dying.
Why The World Is Running Out Of Sand:
Infographic by – Science Over Everything