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Students create device to capture car tyre microplastic debris

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We hear a lot about pollution from single-use plastics like bottles and packaging, but tyre wear from vehicles is another big environmental issue.A study by the UK’s Air Quality Expert Group, which advises the government, recently warned about a lack of legislation to limit or reduce tyre microplastics. Now a group of graduate design students…

We hear a lot about pollution from single-use plastics like bottles and packaging, but tyre wear from vehicles is another big environmental issue.

A study by the UK’s Air Quality Expert Group, which advises the government, recently warned about a lack of legislation to limit or reduce tyre microplastics.

Now a group of graduate design students may have come up with a solution, and their idea has just won a runners-up prize at the International James Dyson Awards.

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