RESEARCH: Plastic particles from car tyres found in UK waters.

29. May 2020 | Plastics, Waste | via


A largely unrecorded source of microplastics - Car tires (Credit: Thorsten Frenzel / Pixabay)

Particles released from vehicle tyres could be a significant and previously largely unrecorded source of microplastics in the marine environment, according to a study led by the University of Plymouth, says Amy Barrett in her article on Scientists have previously discovered microplastics – originating from microbeads in cosmetics and the degradation of large items such as carrier bags and plastic bottles – in marine environments across the world.