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No-puncture tyre boosts sustainability

Michelin has made a puncture-proof and zero-maintenance tyre that uses 3D-printed composite materials to improve sustainability and easier recycling.

26 June 2019
By Connexion journalist

Called Uptis, the tyre is being tested on Chevrolet Bolt cars in the US but promises to save 200million punctured tyres a year globally from the scrapheap, reducing pollution and waste.

France throws out 50million tyres a year but they are difficult to recycle, with just 10% recycled and many dumped in the country.

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