A Systematic Literature Review of Tire Management in Ecuador

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The production of rubber waste has a detrimental impact on the environment, and it poses significant health risks to individuals. Working with rubber waste can lead to major health issues, as fires release harmful gases that accumulate in the body over time, potentially causing cancer. In Ecuador, an estimated 240 000 tires are discarded each year, taking approximately 1000 years to decompose. Consequently, the objective of this research is to develop a comprehensive plan that promotes pollution reduction on a national scale. This will be achieved through descriptive research and the collection of pertinent information, aiming to identify environmentally friendly solutions while raising awareness among producers. The ultimate goal is to encourage proper tire management after their primary use. Retreading represents a viable solution to address environmental pollution, as a tire can be retreaded two to three times. This practice enables tires to re-enter the production cycle, thereby preventing their disposal in landfills and bodies of water.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems, Smart Technologies and Innovation for Society - Proceedings of CITIS 2023
EditorsJuan Pablo Salgado-Guerrero, Hector Rene Vega-Carrillo, Gonzalo García-Fernández, Vladimir Robles-Bykbaev
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783031520891
StatePublished - 2024
Event8th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2023 - Guayaquil, Ecuador
Duration: 26 Jul 202328 Jul 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume871 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference8th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2023

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  • landfill
  • management
  • tire
  • waste


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