Plastic industrialists affirm that Ecuador is not the “garbage dump” of countries like the U. S.,

In addition, they consider that the waste collection work of the municipalities is not adequate. In recycling, private initiatives seek to stand out.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Ecuador, World Recycling Day was commemorated yesterday with complex figures. According to the Ministry of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition (Maate), the country generates 4.06 million metric tons of waste per year. Of these, 62% constitute organic waste, 25% are recyclable and 13% are of another type. Of this total, only 4% is recycled.

Although private companies have begun to develop waste classification programs, it is the grassroots recyclers who bear the brunt of recyclable collection.

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