Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Rubber in the environment

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) The tread on the tyre is worn out, new tyres are needed. Everyday life for many drivers. But where do these lost centimetres of tyre tread 'disappear' to? As micro-rubbers, they mainly end up in soil and water and, to a small extent, in the air. And the amount of these particles in our environment is anything but small, as Empa researchers have now calculated.