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

29. May 2020 | Plastics, Waste | via Sciencefocus.com

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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 Sciencefocus.com. 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.

 

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