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Response to the Government's announcement on pollution from brakes, tyres and road wear

11 July 2019

Responding to the Government's announcement on action to tackle the impact of particulate and plastic pollution from brakes, tyres and road wear, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"It is clear that brake, tyre and road wear are polluting our air and water. The Government needs to move beyond understanding the scale of the problem to encouraging and facilitating solutions. It needs to put in place a framework to reduce this source of pollution to protect our waterways and marine environment, and make the air we breathe safer. It should ensure the forthcoming clean air legislation targets this problem and the automotive industry doesn't delay action."


For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

The Government's announcement can be read online.

Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. We campaign to bring sustainable transport to all and ensure solutions are delivered that improve the wellbeing of communities, quality of life and the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).