The 'Invisible Ocean Pollutants' from our Roads
However, some of the statistics are not as easy to overlook:
- Approximately 25% of car tyres and 33% of truck tyres are natural rubber; the remainder is a combination of synthetic plastic, metals and textiles.
- In the UK, approximately 63,000 tonnes of tyre dust is deposited on roads each year.
- Through our separated drain systems, a significant proportion of tyre dust goes straight into our river systems and then into the oceans.
- Tyres contribute to approximately 28% of all ocean plastic.
Join us to explore the causes, impacts and solutions to stem the tide of this invisible pollutant on our roads.