Tyre dust is another plastic pollution hazard
“Tyre dust is another plastic pollution hazard".
Press release. Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre. 20/6/19.
In a Ministry of Transport official documented study released shows that tyre wear from a truck is at least 100 times more than an average car.
• In a corner stone report released, by the ‘Government’s Principal transport advisory agency’ the Ministry of Transport entitled ‘Emission Factors for Contaminant s Released by Motor Vehicles in New Zealand’ it clearly shows graphs and tables confirming our worst fears that surfaces of rough surface roads will increase the tyre to road ‘friction’ that will greatly increase the tyre wear and tyre dust ‘emissions’ from all tyres if the roads are made from a chip seal or worse from metal or gravel road surface.
The tables and literature shows that as the weight of the freight carried on trucks increases the tyre dust emissions increases dramatically.
We have located documents that show that scientists have now found traces of tyre dust being carried on sea tidal currents to the polar ice and are now speeding up the melting f the ice caps due to the black tyre dust attracting the suns heat.
Ministry of Transport. - ‘Emission Factors for Contaminant s Released by Motor Vehicles in New Zealand’ is a serious wake up call to our regional Governments who are now beginning to write changes and intent to their future planning to reduce the climate emissions after signing the ‘Climate change emergency declaration.’
Our HB Regional Council are also signing onto this climate change emergency declaration;http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1906/S00449/hawkes-bay-support-for-climate-emergency-declaration.htm
Rail is the answer as “steel wheels on a steel track” has no friction or tyre dust emissions and therefore is the ‘environmental gold standard’ for our future economic growth of our regions increased business development to avoid any increase harm to our environment or climate.