Tag: pollution

Expert questions tyre role in marine pollution claims

Expert questions tyre role in marine pollution claims

15th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Professor Richard Thompson OBE, who leads the International Marine Research Unit at the University of Plymouth, has questioned claims made by the Marine Conservation Society relating the role played by tyre wear in marine microplastic pollution.

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Greenpeace anti-diesel campaigners hold blockade at Volkswagen UK HQ

30th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Greenpeace anti-diesel campaigners held a peaceful protest aimed at blocking Volkswagen staff from entering the company’s head office in Milton Keynes on 20 August. Representatives from the organisation, which is demanding the manufacturer stops producing diesel cars, arrived at 7am and set up a ‘diesel pollution clinic’ outside the building’s entrance.

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Environment Committee responds to London Mayor’s clean air summit

22nd June 2018 | 0 Comments

In response to the Mayor’s Clean Air Summit and proposals to bring forward the Government’s ban on new petrol and diesel sales from 2040 to 2030, Caroline Russell AM, Chair of the London Assembly Environment Committee said:

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Microplastics: Government to tackle tyre pollution

Microplastics: Government to tackle tyre pollution

22nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyres aren’t part of the food chain and they certainly don’t belong in our air and water. Even the powers that be realise this and the government says it will work to combat the problem. The how and with whom of this was outlined in the draft Clean Air Strategy 2018 document released by Environment Secretary Michael Gove on 22 May.

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Love thy neighbour: Continental to further cut odours at Romania tyre plant

Love thy neighbour: Continental to further cut odours at Romania tyre plant

17th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Four million euros are being invested to reduce olfactory emissions at the Continental tyre factory in Timişoara, Romania. The investment will facilitate an expansion of the plant’s regenerative thermal oxidiser system in order to stop odours arising from tyre production wafting beyond the factory site.

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British Medical Journal article warns of UK air pollution

8th June 2015 | 1 Comment

An article has recently appeared in the British Medical Journal warning of the dangers to public health in the UK caused by air pollutants. In 2011 a report from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee suggested that the costs to society from poor air quality were on a par with those from smoking and obesity. Air pollution has fallen sharply over the last 25 years, in particular nitrogen oxide levels have dropped by two thirds and particulates have halved. However, whilst the pollution levels have fallen, the medical profession is now better able to quantify the damage caused.

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French policy ‘discriminates against diesels’ says ACEA

4th June 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA) has voiced its surprise and disappointment at yesterday’s announcement that Euro 6 diesel cars will not be included in Category 1 of the new French colour coding scheme, which classifies vehicles according to their pollution levels.

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Islington Council to charge diesel drivers more

26th January 2015 | 0 Comments

Islington Council has announced plans for 9,000 diesel car drivers to pay almost £100 extra every year to park outside their homes in an attempt to cut air pollution.

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Electric vehicles used to measure air pollution

3rd July 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists from the University of Leicester will be taking to the streets in electric vehicles (EVs) fitted with specialised air monitoring sensors, with the intention of measuring the extent of air pollution in city environments. The Air Quality Group at the University of Leicester has collaborated with Cenex, the UK’s First Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell technologies, who specialise in bringing new low and zero emission vehicle technologies to the UK roads.

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