About the Show

A revealing insight into sand, one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet and the source of silicon dioxide, a mineral found in wine, cleaning products, paper, dehydrated foods, toothpaste, cosmetics and an astounding variety of other everyday products. It is an elementary particle that is the foundation of development given that it is used in many aspects of modern construction. However, the high demand for sand is putting pressure on the planet's reserves. Triggered by building construction, smuggling bands, or 'sand mafias', plunder beaches and rivers for this prized commodity.