nature video published this video item, entitled “The sandcastle economy: How to recycle a building” – below is their description.
The world is running out of sand. Is circular thinking the solution?
Sand is everywhere in cities: it’s in the pillars of skyscrapers, the surfaces of roads and the walls of our homes. But sand — specifically river and beach sand needed for building — is running out, and without it the construction industry faces a crisis.
In this video we explore how a fresh framework for thinking about construction and the economy could help to combat the sand crisis and preserve the value of materials for decades to come. A circular model would mean less sand ending up in landfill, less energy wasted during construction and a more sustainable industry that benefits businesses and the planet.
This economic transformation will require collaboration between industry, government and academia — if we are to sustain our sandcastle cities into the future.
Read more about the circular economy at https://nature.com/collections/circular-economy-outlook
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