CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Sept. 17)—U.S. and Mexican environmental officials are discussing an agreement to develop a strategy for disposal and recycling of the 10 million-plus scrap tires along the two countries' borders.
The agreement isn't specific regarding specific recycling methods or a timetable for action, said Willie Kelly, chief of the Solid Waste Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IV in Dallas.
"It focuses on information and market development, working on stockpile abatement and public awareness," Kelly said. Further talks will be held over the next few weeks, but there's no timetable for finishing the agreement, said Rick Picardi, senior policy adviser with the International Team at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Solid Waste.