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Old Tires Find New Life In Sand Dam That Prevents Erosion And Creates Wildlife Habitat

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July 20, 1999
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While most municipalities would argue that tires are a nuisance -- currently there are more than 100 million stacked up around the country -- a University of Arizona researcher sees them as a huge, largely untapped reservoir of building material that can be used to construct everything from fences to rifle ranges, or houses to dams. They can even be sliced in half and buried under golf courses to trap and conserve water.

The old adage, one man's trash is another man's treasure, was never truer than in Stuart Hoenig's love affair with worn out tires. Automobile tires, truck tires, heavy equipment tires, all sizes and shapes of tires interest Hoenig, an adjunct professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at the University of Arizona in Tucson.


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