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Understanding Tyre Particles

26 October 2023

Understanding Tyre Particle Health, Environment and Safety

October 2023

Each year the equivalent of over 58 million passenger tyres reach their end-of-life in Australia.

Throughout the life cycle of these tyres, it is important to consider the environmental and health impacts, including tyre and road wear particles that may be generated while driving tyres on our roads, and from tyre-derived materials when tyres are recovered at the end of their life.

Tyre Stewardship Australia is working hard to increase knowledge on how tyre particles may interact with our surrounding environment and to support the industry in improving the management of end-of-life tyres and tyre-derived material, and any potential risks.

We know this is a critical issue, and we’re committed to conducting and gathering research both in Australia and globally.

So far, the research has shown that tyre particles associated with most tyre-derived products and applications pose a minor risk to the community and surrounding environment. However, we also know there’s so much more to learn and we’re continuing to conduct research to encourage a safe and healthy circular economy for end-of-life tyres.

Watch our short video to learn more here: Explainer Video and download the full report here: TSA Tyre Particle Safety Report (

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