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"Helping the world to save the world." ~ Olaf Schuiling

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Olivine sand

EquineSand equestrian surfaces are soils to which olivine sand has been added. Olivine sand naturally clears up CO2, as nature itself has been doing for millions of years. Replace other types of sand with Olivine sand and help build a future.

 

Would you like to know how Olivine Sand absorbs CO2? Take a look:

Olivine

"About two-thirds of the earth's crust consists of rock containing the mineral Olivine."

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Did you know?

 

The number of tons of CO2 stored in rocks is roughly a million times higher than the CO2 stored in all seas, biosphere (trees for example) and atmosphere combined?

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'' Olivijn cleans up CO2 like nature has been doing for years. ''

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'' That process starts with CO2, it reacts with rainwater, which makes rainwater more acidic. ''

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'That acidic rainwater then ends up on olivine rock.'

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'' The acid rainwater reacts with the rock, also known as weathering. CO2 is hereby stored in the rock. ''

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'' Because a lot of CO2 has been released into the atmosphere in recent years, nature can no longer keep up. ''

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The speed of the weathering depends on the surface area of Olivine. The smaller you make the Olivine, the larger the surface. This way, CO2 is cleaned up much faster! ''

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Increasing the surface area is what EquineSand does. By using Olivine sand instead of other types of sand, you literally contribute to climate change. In addition, Olivine sand is one of the few types of sand that does not contain Quartz. Quartz is harmful to the lungs, so olivine sand is not! Finally, the sand also looks very nice, so a win-win situation! ''