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EcoTiles

Recycled roof tiles from discarded tires with high durability, stability and insulation

December 2020
Gallery EcoTiles 1
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01.

Identification

Each year 16 thousand tons of solid pneumatic waste are dumped in the final disposal site of waste in the city of Mar del Plata, which is incinerated, buried or thrown into the sea, generating 4 tons of CO2 for each tons of poorly managed tires on average. Pneumatic material is an excellent insulator, withstands all inclement weather and, since it cannot be degraded, its final common disposal solutions are to bury it, to incinerate it or to throw it into different ecosystems. The Solution EcoTiles offers the possibility of reusing these resources, transforming them into rubber tiles. In this way, it is possible to achieve a sustainable action with positive multi-impacts for the communities carrying it out: no public space is used with containers full of wheels, which later becomes a highly toxic waste if they are incinerated, buried, or thrown it away to the sea or in abandoned properties, with the risk of contamination and insect pests that this entails. In addition, they are given a new use and are turned into tiles, at a lower cost than a traditional roof.

Label Date December 2020
From Argentina
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • 1 ton of tires = 4 tons of CO2
  • 47143.63 cm3 of car wheels = 7 roof tiles
  • More tenacious than non-ecological classic roof tiles, so it won't break with hail
  • 1 ton of tires = 4 tons of CO2
  • Reuse of waste. For a 3x3 square meter roof I use 135 tiles, that is, 19 car wheels are reused, which would be thrown into the environment
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Up to 65% cheaper than most of the mainstream alternatives (with similar capabilities) in Argentina
  • On average it has 20 years more durability than mainstream alternative. Both materials have a long lifetime but environmental conditions like hail reduce only the lifetime of the alternative
04.

Activity Region

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South america

Argentina,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

ecocenterargentina.com

EcoCenter Argentina is an online eco-platform, an ecomarketplace, for marketing and distribution of sustainable products

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Headquarters Corrientes 2763, B7600ECE Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
06.

Networking Partner

International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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