ETRMA launches study into tire-particle impact

Brussels – The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has launched a study into the “fate and possible effects” of tire and road-wear particles generated during tire use.

The study builds on a wider 10-year-long work carried out by the Tire Industry Project (TIP) – an initiative launched in 2006 to monitor potential environmental and health issues relating to the life-cycle impacts of tires – under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

The new study, said the Brussels-based association, is “supported by an independent…

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