Sand Is in Such High Demand, People Are Stealing Tons of It

Sand Is in Such High Demand, People Are Stealing Tons of It


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As strange as it may sound, sand is one of the world’s hottest commodities. The global construction boom has created an insatiable appetite for sand, the chief ingredient for making concrete. The problem is that sand isn’t as abundant as it used to be. And when high demand and high value meets scarcity, you open the doors to smuggling…

Read Full Article, By Dave Roos; HowStuffWorks (03-06-2017)

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