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Recycling Scrap Tires to Build Artificial Reefs
Putkowski, Daniel and Figley, William K.  
New Jersey  

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During the course of the project more than 650 tons of scrap tires were removed from a tire dumpsite in Tabernacle, NJ.  
These were recycled into 807 artificial reel units, which were deployed on two artificial reef sites.  The project
demonstrated that current methods of tire unit construction are an effective way of transforming waste materials into
environmentally beneficial resource.  The production process itself was found to have a minimal impact in terms of
pollution and environmental disturbances at the sire where the tires were originally dumped.
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