And not just when tyres are dumped into the sea. . . I looked this up a while ago, and something like 300,000 tons of air pollution are generated from vehicle tyre's. Hardly ever gets mentioned!One thing leads to another ... Problems arising from past attempts to protect the environment undermine current prospects for protecting the current environment.
This North Carolina seaside city's beaches are eroding away. They can no longer replenish their beaches' sand using federal funds because they can no longer take sand from a protected area. The Army Corps of Engineers stepped in to locate a source of sand offshore. The source area they found is riddled with hundreds of thousands of tires that drifted away from artificial reefs constructed decades ago. It will be ever more costly to harvest the seabed sand because of the tires, and the tires themselves represent a chemically toxic threat to the marine ecosystems they were sunk to help protect.
FULL STORY: https://www.wral.com/wrightsville-b...-of-thousands-of-tires-in-the-ocean/20400638/