Millions and millions of tyres

Within the Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona, is one of the largest stockpiles of discarded vehicle tyres1 in the US – perhaps as many as 10 million individual tyres. Despite being just south of a town called Goodyear, this is actually the work of a company called Envirotech Industries International, who have been collecting tyres here for the last 10 years. The company used to recycle the tyres, and intended to start converting the old tyres into fuel – until the state of Arizona closed them down for multiple serious fire-code violations. Envirotech subsequently went bankrupt, leaving the…

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