Domestic Plastic Waste in the city of Guayaquil: Generation Rate and Classification

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Abstract

A significant contributor to the waste streams nowadays are domestic plastics. However, in Ecuador most of them end up in the local landfills impacting the environment in a major form. The aim of this paper is to classify and quantify the total amount of household plastics generated for the city of Guayaquil. To obtain this, we developed a novel methodology with the help of students from a local university. Each household produces approximately 1.64 kg of plastics daily. From all plastic waste, PET occupies the 1st place as the most disposed of with approximately 44%, followed by HDPE with 20% and PP with 10%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publication"Prospective and Trends in Technology and Skills for Sustainable Social Development" and "Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Construct the Future", LACCEI 2021 - Proceedings
EditorsMaria M. Larrondo Petrie, Luis Felipe Zapata Rivera, Catalina Aranzazu-Suescun
PublisherLatin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions
ISBN (Electronic)9789585207189
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event19th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology: "Prospective and Trends in Technology and Skills for Sustainable Social Development" and "Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Construct the Future", LACCEI 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 19 Jul 202123 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the LACCEI international Multi-conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Volume2021-July
ISSN (Electronic)2414-6390

Conference

Conference19th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology: "Prospective and Trends in Technology and Skills for Sustainable Social Development" and "Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Construct the Future", LACCEI 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period19/07/2123/07/21

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Keywords

  • Classification
  • Domestic
  • Plastic
  • Quantification
  • Waste

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