RESEARCH: Airborne microplastic from tyres and brake pads ends up in the ocean.

04. Dezember 2018 | Plastics, Waste | via Dailymail.co.uk

Vehicles pose a more serious threat to the environment than just their CO² emissions

According to an article on DAILYMAIL.co.uk vehicles pose a more serious threat to the environment than just their CO² emissions and lead to more plastic in the ocean, a new study has found.

Researchers discovered that microplastics from tires and brake pads made up 89 per cent of particles pulled from the air around busy motorways.

Experts made the finding by analysing more than 500 small particles detected above three German highways.

Researchers found the particles get blown in the wind and washed by rain into waterways that lead to the ocean - causing devastating effects to the ecosystem and animals.