Sand Wars

Sand Wars

DVD - 2014
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Sand Wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. The planetb2(Bs sand reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world's beaches are in decline as victims of erosion or 'sand mafias.' But what will be the consequences of sand extraction on the environment and life on the planet?
Published: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781627891387
1627891382
Branch Call Number: DVD 553.622 SAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (74 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, rda
digital, optical, stereo, rda

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aussie2
Apr 30, 2015

A film everyone should watch.

Everyday we hear what humans
are doing to destroy our planet
and this is another example.

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jimg2000
Jan 17, 2015

Only 54 minutes stretched and not 75 minutes as advertised. Well done and to the point with many location footage in France, Mumbai, Indonesia, Maldives, Morocco, Singapore, USA (FL, NC, CA), Dubai, China ... anywhere with construction boom.

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jimg2000
Jan 19, 2015

Partial script of the documentary:
https://theurbaneecologist.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/sand-wars/

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jimg2000
Jan 17, 2015

Sand is in everything from microchips, wine, glass, paper, plastics, and paint. A major source of the consumption, however, is construction, where sand is a dominant building material. According to “Sand Wars”, this is the amount of sand needed for the following building projects:

House: 200 tons
Hospital: 3,000 tons
1 km Highway: 30,000 tons
Nuclear Plant: 12,000,000 tons

Annual consumption of sand adds up to 15,000,000,000 (15 billion) tons. After air and water, it is our most used commodity.

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