What to do with waste oil caused by oil changes in the industrial, automotive, aviation and marine sectors is a problem that causes an unknown worldwide. It is estimated that the world generates 45 million tons per year, with only 40% of this oil collected and disposed of properly and about 8% of this is recycled into new lubricating oils. Similarly, it is estimated that used filters contain 30-50 % by weight of steel and 45-60 % of used oil, which also makes it a hazardous solid waste, which should be used in different ways for recycling in parts. This generates a deontological problem due to the fact that the professionals who develop this activity ignore articles 179, 180, 181 of the Ministerial Agreement of Ecuador, which establish that such wastes must be treated as dangerous.
|Translated title of the contribution||Deontology Applied In The Handling Of Hazardous Waste Generated In Oil Changes|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Journal||Observatorio De La Economía Latinoamericana|
|State||Published - 30 May 2019|