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The Tyre Collective / Tyre wear capture device

The Tyre Collective
The Tyre Collective

Today, half a million tons of tyre particles are produced annually in Europe, from vehicles accelerating, braking and cornering. Accounting for half of PM2.5 emissions from road transport, these particles are the second-largest microplastic pollutant after single-use plastics. They enter our waterways, the food we eat and the air we breathe. As we move towards heavier electric vehicles, future vehicle pollution will not come from gas emissions, but from tyres. The Tyre Collective aims to mitigate emissions by collecting them at the source with our novel device to ensure clean air, safeguarding our environment and health.

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Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

Hanson Cheng,
Royal College of Art & Imperial College London

Deepak Mallya,
Royal College of Art & Imperial College London

Siobhan Anderson,
Royal College of Art & Imperial College London

Hugo Richardson,
Royal College of Art & Imperial College London