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Tag Archives: tyre wear
According to an estimate, tyre wear particles accounts for at least half of the Swedish microplastics emissions. While tyre particles are actually rubber, they are often included in the definition of microplastics. In 2017, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) was...
Road transport is a major source of air pollution that harms human health and the environment. A three-year EU project, in which VTI is participating, aims to achieve a wider societal impact by providing citizens with the knowledge and tools to understand, assess and control their pollutant...
Although we know that tyre and road surface wear generates significant emissions of microplastics, knowledge about them is very limited. This is the conclusion of a report issued by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI). In a new report, researchers from VTI and Chalmers...
The Swedish Government has commissioned VTI to develop and disseminate knowledge regarding the emission of microplastics from road traffic. Government commission regarding emission of microplastics It began with the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency being commissioned by the Swedish...