There is growing public awareness and concern relating to tyre particles and microplastics, and in 2020/21 TSA conducted research into the environmental and community impacts of tyre particles.
The research gathered looks at tyre materials that have a significant interaction with the community and provides information on tyre and road wear particles produced during driving activities, and rubber particles used in artificial turf fields, playgrounds, running tracks and crumb rubber-modified asphalt.
The evidence presented in the final report was collected from various reports, articles and through industry consultation. The information relating to risks towards aquatic organisms and human health was assessed largely based off the results and conclusions from peer reviewed scientific articles.
The report contains detailed analysis of the findings, results, and risk assessment of the research, along with various recommendations and actions for the industry to now address.
A priority for TSA is to ensure tyre recovery solutions and outcomes are sustainable, environmentally friendly, and safe for the community. The research in this report is crucial to understand, remain current and stay vigilant with the state-of-play for tyre particles in the community.
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