Not everyone has understood how easy it is to pollute. Small carelessness causes damage to the environment that add up on top of each other, to the point of becoming "giants".
The problem of microplastics, tiny pieces of material that are now found everywhere, is causing ever greater damage to the ecosystem. At present, microplastics are among the most common sources of pollution on Earth.
Their presence in waters around the world has caused the interruption of the food chain and influenced the life of many marine species. Experts suspect the onset of possible disorders caused by microplastics, both in animals and in humans.
Yet, plastic residues not only pollute the seas, but also play a significant role in the sphere of atmospheric pollution. The tyresabove all, they release consistent quantities of microplastics into the air every time they wear out.
Tires and trouble: the perfect rim… to pollute
In the opinion of Andreas Stohl, an expert from the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, an average tire loses 4 kg of plastic over its lifetime. If we really want to do something and prevent microplastics from polluting the environment, we need to take action now.
This is why several companies have initiated procedures to create more advanced tires, or systems of recovery of microplastics. And that's exactly why the project was born Pureback Nexen Tire, a real revolution in favor of the environment.
The tire designed to pollute less
Andreas Stohl gave us some additional information on the level of pollution caused by tires. Apparently, electric vehicles are making the situation worse. Being much heavier than the “non-electric” counterpart, they cause faster wheel wear.
According to the expert, the only way to safeguard the environment is to design a tire that can independently collect microplastics. A smart and eco-friendly tire, just like Pureback.
To pollute less, we need a strong ally, he says. "AND Pureback Nexen Tire is exactly right for us. "
This incredible “ecological tire”Is capable of separating and discharging microplastics while driving. The harmful airborne plastic is pushed towards the treads, and is then stored in a central capsule.
The sides of the tire are made of steel, so as to "house" the collected material in a safe way. The designers working on the system suggested “eliminating” the microplastics collected in hydrogen refueling stations, after going through a compression process.
By doing so, the benefits would increase considerably. Not only would it be possible to pollute less, but travelers could rely on a more effective and efficient driving system.
The driver is always informed about the action of the tire. Each time the wheel collects microplastics a system of LED lighting connected to the side walls lights up blue. When the collection capsule reaches the maximum limit, the color changes to red.