Items tagged with: toxins
There’s a Big Problem With Your Car’s Tires
"Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency formally acknowledged the ecological damage wreaked by tire pollution. The agency announced that it would investigate the toxicity of 6PPD, a necessary step toward a potential ban on its widespread use in tire manufacturing. According to knowledgeable people I checked with, this is the first time that a federal agency has formally considered tires’ ecological harm. At long last, the U.S. is thinking beyond the tailpipe to examine hidden ways that cars befoul the planet."
To Fight Microplastic Pollution, EU Needs Strong Tyre Emissions Legislation
"Every year, about two billion tyres are produced worldwide."
"EVs have about 20 per cent higher tyre wear emissions because they're typically 400kgs heavier."
#tyres #TyreWearParticles #cars #EVs #vehicles #machinery #microplastics #6GPPD #pollution #waterways #water #air #toxins