How long does it take a bottle of water thrown into the sea to decompose, or rather, to break down into smaller pieces of micro/nano plastic? The answer is: 450 years, without considering the fact that these small pieces of plastic absorb chemical agents, pesticides and even the smells of the sea which means that sometimes they get mistaken for food by many marine animals, thus entering the food chain and making their way all the way back to our table.
How much does a scheduled aircraft pollute on average? The answer is: The equivalent of about 600 Euro 0 cars, the most polluting means of transport of all.
Levels of pollution across the globe are rising every day and everyone has noticed this, including the world of motorsports.
Attention to environmental sustainability has always been central to Pirelli's strategy, as well as being fully integrated into the company's motorsports business model. Pirelli has always focused on sustainability in motorsports, working closely with FIA and fully sharing the same vision of sustainable mobility and sports.
Pirelli's sustainable approach to motorsports mainly reflects the company’s corporate sustainability model, integrating it into the Formula 1 tyre supply flows and in commercial relations, along all the different phases of the life cycle of the company's F1 programme: from procurement, to manufacturing, logistics, product use through to end-of-life tyre management.