Tyre labeling laws helping reduce emissions

The new tyre label or tyre labeling, helps the Green Deal objective. One to involve and benefit consumers in the climate transition. Especially as it allows consumers to make informed choices. All the while and at the same time contributing towards safer and cleaner road transport. These comments came from Henna Virkkunen MEP. Henna is responsible for the tyre labeling law. That’s ahead of the approval in the European Parliament.

Reducing rolling resistance of tyres helps to lower emissions from cars while providing cost savings to consumers thanks to lower fuel consumption.

“Not only will the climate benefit from the new tyre label, it will also have broader benefits for the environment in the future”, Virkkunen underlined.

“The unintentional release of particles from tyres accounts for the majority of microplastics released into the environment. The new rules address this pressing issue by including parameters of mileage and abrasion as soon as suitable testing methods become available”, she concluded.

As I’ve written before, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) reporting on this matter. I mean amidst growing the concern about the impacts of plastic. Especially on the oceans and especially microplastics.

Moreover on the ecosystems, and human health. Because there’s another largely hidden dimension of the plastic crisis. It’s clearly plastic’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

For this report examines each of these stages of the plastic lifecycle to identify the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions, sources of uncounted emissions, and uncertainties that likely lead to underestimation of plastic’s climate impacts.

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The report comparing greenhouse gas emissions estimates against global carbon budgets and emissions commitments. It also considers how current trends and projections will impact our ability to reach agreed emissions targets. Finally it compiles data. For example, downstream emissions and future growth rates. Those that have not previously been accounted for in widely used climate models. Because this accounting paints a grim picture. I mean plastic proliferation threatens our planet and the climate at a global scale

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