Extramural Research - People, Prosperity and the Planet
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EPA Grant Number: SU833512
Title: Waste Tires on the Island of Dominica: Survey and Solutions
Clemson University students will develop alternatives for automobile tire recycle and/or disposal for the island nation of Dominica. Dominica is a small island of 72,000 people in the Caribbean. With limited landfill space and no off-island disposal system, tires are piling up creating a fire hazard, a breeding ground for mosquitos, and hurting the island’s tourism potential. The team will conduct an inventory of existing tire sites, and develop and evaluate a number of possibilities for reuse and disposal with one option to include the creation of neighborhood playgrounds.