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