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The Sand Crisis in Numbers

GUEST POST BY MOLLY CONNELL FROM TRADEMACHINES

Construction, fracking, simple everyday items - The demand for sand is continuously increasing but the resources are finite. The excessive consumption of sand had led to a point that the world is now facing a scarcity in sand, but do we know how concerning the situation is? Let’s try to put our finger on it...

  • 72 dumper trucks of sand necessary to frack one site

  • 45,000 tons of sand to build 1 mile of highway

  • 980,000 tons of sand is extracted from Poyang Lake every single day

...just a few overwhelming figures that imply the gravity of the issue. The following infographic from TradeMachines summarizes the most important numbers that describe the severity of the situation. Take a look, take it in, let’s take steps toward change! 

 

 Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the author and they do not necessarily reflect the views of SandStories

Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the author and they do not necessarily reflect the views of SandStories