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17 days ago
Sand is the planet’s most mined material, with some 50 billion tons extracted from lakes, riverbeds, coastlines and deltas each year, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. Per person, that’s more than an elephant’s weight in sand. (2/7) https://t.co/ykk9nBqDAe
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Demand for sand has surged in the last two decades, thanks to urbanisation and construction in China, India and other fast-developing countries. China already has used more cement in 10 years than was used in the United States during the entire 20th century. (3/7) https://t.co/pq1TOwiJAh
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