Prototype device gathers microplastics from car tires

While we may think of car exhaust as being a major source of air pollution, automobile tires also hugely contribute to microplastics pollution. A team of British arts and sciences students, known as The Tyre Collective, decided to do something about the latter. Led by Prof. Robert Shorten of Imperial College London (and the Royal College of Art), they developed a prototype device that sits adjacent to a car’s tire, close to where it touches the road.

Read the source article at New Atlas