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RedDevil 11-04-2015 06:11 AM

Tire wear causes massive pollution... now what?
 
Some apparently old news made the headlines over here today.

Apparently half of the microplastics pollution is caused by tire wear...!
The rogues gallery of microplastics

I suspect someone is off a thousand in one of the calculations. After all, a set of tires lasts several years on the average car.
Yet, what if this is really true?

I never gave microplastic pollution as a factor any thought in selecting my car tires, but I might from now on.

Fat Charlie 11-04-2015 08:56 AM

LRR, I guess. Cuts down on pollution in more ways than one.

Now maybe alignment will be checked as part of emissions testing?

rmay635703 11-04-2015 10:06 AM

This doesn't surprize me, the only way to reduce pollution in a real sense is to have fewer miles driven on the road and get cars off the road.

Frank Lee 11-04-2015 12:30 PM

Too much of anything is bad.

Vman455 11-04-2015 01:03 PM

Especially people.

Frank Lee 11-04-2015 01:15 PM

Yup

Baltothewolf 11-04-2015 04:41 PM

Oh malarkey, all this pollution propaganda. We have much bigger things to worry about.

Frank Lee 11-04-2015 05:14 PM

Fantasy Football!!!

gone-ot 11-04-2015 05:22 PM

FWIW...anything that *wears* produces a 'waste by-product':

tyres = rubber dust
bearings = metal dust
plastic = plastic dust
wood = wood dust
fabric = lint dust

Duh!

California98Civic 11-04-2015 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Tele man (Post 498445)
FWIW...anything that *wears* produces a 'waste by-product':

tyres = rubber dust
bearings = metal dust
plastic = plastic dust
wood = wood dust
fabric = lint dust

Duh!

humans = gray dust
:)


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