The Telegraph - 6 April 2021
Thousands of tonnes of microplastic shed from tyres end up in water system
Thousands of tonnes of tyre microplastics are washed into UK waters each year, a report has warned, as electric vehicles could make the problem worse. Analysis by waste firm SUEZ revealed that 63,000 tonnes, the equivalent of 9,000 standard car tyres, is being shed on UK roads each year, and these end up in our water systems. There are fears this could be even worse when we make the switch to electric vehicles, which are heavier and have longer braking distances.