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Student's invention to stop microplastic pollution wins Dyson Award

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Student's invention to stop microplastic pollution wins Dyson Award
Device that captures microplastic particles from tyres as they are emitted.   -   Copyright  The Tyre Collective
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We all know tyres wear down, but have you ever considered where all those particles go?

Pollution from tyre wear could be 1,000 times worse than what comes out of a car’s exhaust, Emissions Analytics has found.

Now, a group of British students have developed a tyre attachment to reduce the microplastic pollution caused by tyre wear, half a million tonnes of which is produced in Europe every year. The innovative device removes 60 per cent of tyre wear particles on the roads.

The Tyre Collective's design has won a prestigious UK international design competition, the James Dyson Award.

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