Top provinces for used tyre collection in Ecuador in 2021
Since 2018, when the Ecuadorian Comprehensive Management System for Used Tyres , SEGINUS, was created, 3.3 million tyres have been given a second use.
These tyres were given a second use and have been used for granulating processes (52 per cent), in pyrolysis (24 per cent), cogeneration of energy (23 per cent) and in the production of handicrafts with 1 per cent.
SEGINUS states that it has covered the entire national territory, including the Galapagos. In addition, there are cities where it has deepened environmental commitments, there it has signed agreements with more than 40 municipalities, including Santa Cruz, El Carmen, Samborondón, Ibarra, Santo Domingo, Montecristi, Playas, Durán, Huaquillas, among others.
SEGINUS has five treatment plants nationwide, generating more than 500 jobs directly and indirectly, and has promoted investment in new projects for the processing and use of tyres, which represent more than three million dollars in investment.
“One of the principles by which SEGINUS was formed is to seek that tyre use processes be increasingly diversified, so that it can provide sustainability in the management and valuation of tyres in the long term.
“In Ecuador, around 4 million new tyres have been sold, which leads SEGINUS to seek new ways of using tyres. I believe that we can be the example for Latin America and the world of how a small country can generate a management model, a system of exploitation and valuation”, indicates Jacinto Monserrate, executive director of SEGINUS.
Additionally, SEGINUS is promoting, together with various national universities, an award for sustainable innovation aimed at entrepreneurs, research centres, national or foreign researchers and companies that study new ways of taking advantage of and valuing used tyres. SEGINUS recently won in the Best Business Innovation category at the Recircle Awards.
Top 10 provinces where the most used tyres were collected for recycling in 2021 in Ecuador
Guayas, with 21%
Pichincha, with 20%
Azuay, with 10%
Store, with 10%
Manabi, with 5%
Gold, with 5%
Cotopaxi, with 5%
Chimborazo, with 5%
Tungurahua, with 4%
Los Ríos, with 4%
Source: El Universo