ABC Evening News ran a long story Wednesday evening on the question of what
Firestone would do with 6 million plus tires. One possibility mentioned is
sending them to waste-to-energy incinerators.
An NRDC rep. suggested a variety of ways to recycle or reuse tires. ABC
showed many examples.
ABC had factoids indicating the 6 million tires stack up would be the height
of thousands of Empire State Building and then talked about the hundreds of
millions of tires disposed of annually.
It was an interesting piece and brought up the recycling issue fairly
In a message dated 9/1/00 4:03:48 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
I'm rather surprised I haven't seen anything on the Listserve yet, but has
anybody heard what Ford/Firestone plan to do with the millions of tires from
the recall? There are obvious environmental implications.
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