“It’s 2021 and we are facing a problem that threatens the very foundations of our planet. The funny thing is, you probably haven’t heard about it.
The problem? We are running out of sand. The sand that makes up so many corners of our world is pulled every day from shorelines and river beds around the globe. It is a market that is hard to regulate, hard to quantify, and even harder to replenish.
We live in a castle built of sand, and we are running out — fast.
Mirjam Mai is an industrial chemist whose company, Fibrilex, is working on a solution to the global sand problem.”
Photo by Keith Hardy