While on holiday near Compeigne, N. France this summer, I
noticed that, on a couple of occasions, in country areas local
people (farmers?) had used tyres to help roadside bank
stabilisation; in a similar use to gabbions (large wire cages filled by
rubble) often used here in Scotland by civil engineers to strengthen
river banks & similar locations. Large tyres (tractor rear wheels)
had been used at the base of the bank while above smaller car-
sized tyres had been placed. It looked pretty effective to a non-
expert like me.
School of Science & Technology,
Hamilton ML3 0JB,
South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
> One local application is using shredded tires for bullet traps in indoor
> shooting ranges.
> Some places burn tires for energy and reclaim the sulfur to produce
> calcium sulfate (gypsum) for drywall and other uses.
> > Does anyone have knowledge of safe, environmentally-friendly solutions
> > for disposing of old tyres that addresses community needs and is cost