Scrap tires are ideal mosquito incubators as they absorb heat and trap rainwater, leaf litter and microorganisms. These factors promote the growth of mosquito larvae. Consequently tire piles can cause mosquito-borne diseases like Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Equine Encephalitis and St. Louis Encephalitis. Spraying the piles with insecticides is environmentally hazardous and costly. It is almost impossible to reach the depths in the tire piles where the mosquitoes breed.
A Recycling company is holding a road-show in the country to promote its pyrolysis project which aims to rid the Philippines of its waste tyre problem and also to help solve power shortage in the Philippines.
ECR ASIA, INC., which was recently incorporated in the Philippines, is engaged in renewable energy production, particularly pyrolysis where waste materials or garbage are turned into electric power, diesel fuel, methane gas, carbon and other by-products.