Infographic: Finding alternatives to using sand in construction

Sand is the second-most extracted resource on Earth after water. However, it is not infinite. 

For it to be sustainable, the world should consider avoiding concrete, of which sand is the key component, and use alternative building materials or improve our recycling systems. The reason: The world is running out of sand.

In fact, if the resource continues to be depleted, all beaches will be gone by 2100.

The infographic below from German-based TradeMachines reviews the impact of sand mining and outlines alternatives to the resource.


Topics: Building Green, Going Green, Sustainability Trends & Statistics, Sustainable Communities


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