AFTERMATH OF WAR : Destroyed Armor: Recycle?

Gershow Recycling, which handles tons of metal on New York’s Long Island each year, says the charred remnants of 4,000 Iraqi tanks in the Gulf may represent the largest repository of recyclable metal in the world--200,000 tons of steel. The firm suggests that the tanks--representing perhaps 60 tons each--could be used for:

100 billion paper clips

67 billion bottle caps

16 million bicycles

10 million filing cabinets