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Old 11-04-2015, 07:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 11-04-2015, 09:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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LRR, I guess. Cuts down on pollution in more ways than one.

Now maybe alignment will be checked as part of emissions testing?
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-04-2015, 01:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh malarkey, all this pollution propaganda. We have much bigger things to worry about.
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FWIW...anything that *wears* produces a 'waste by-product':

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

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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!
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