What to do with 40 million old tires?

Sacramento BeeFebruary 25, 2011 

When Michael Hunsaker coached football games on artificial turf, he could watch his players walk off the field with their socks and shoes specked with tiny black rubber crumbs.

Parents hate finding those bits all over the car or the rug at home, but Hunsaker feels good about them.

Hunsaker coached high school teams part time, but he is the full-time operations manager for the area's biggest manufacturer of that pesky crumb rubber. Those crumbs, which cushion many fake grass fields, are just one end product of an estimated 40 million used and waste tires generated every year in California, according to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle.

Read the full story at sacbee.com.

McClatchy Washington Bureau is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service