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Efficient Hazardous Waste Recycling Technologies for Developing Nations

  • ID: 4449279
  • Report
  • December 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 65 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Hazardous Waste Recycling Will Have A Significant Contribution to Mitigate Environmental Risks in Developing Nations

Hazardous waste  is  generated from  various  industries  such  as  those  involving  chemicals,  healthcare,  construction,  nuclear power generation, agriculture, textile, and so on. Such hazardous waste stream comprises of valuable resources that can be potentially recycled, recovered and reused. Predominantly, hazardous waste is being managed by employing technologies such as incineration, autoclaving, and landfill disposal in which such valuable resources are lost during the treatment and disposal techniques.

The importance of hazardous waste recycling technologies is growing steadily in developing countries as it prevents the accumulation of such hazardous waste in landfills which causes severe environmental impacts and promotes the reuse and recovery of valuable materials present in the waste streams.

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1.0 Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Process and Methodology
1.3 Key Findings

2.0 Hazardous Waste Overview
2.1 Clarity in Waste Classification is Key For Improving Overall Waste Management Practices
2.2 Developed Countries are on the Onset of Developing In-House Waste Recycling Facilities Owing to Restrictions in Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste
2.3 Formation Stringent Waste Import Regulations by Developing Nations is the Recent Trend
2.4 Conventionally Hazardous Waste are Not Preferred by Recyclers Due to Complexities Involved in Waste Collection

3.0 Need For Hazardous Waste Recycling in Developing Nations
3.1 Subjecting Hazardous Waste to Recycling Mitigates Environmental Risks along With Material Recovery
3.2 Recycling Waste Stream Has the Potential to Reduce Manufacturing Cost or Serve as an Additional Profit Stream
3.3 Commercial (Off-site) Recycling is the Most Preferred Strategy Adopted by Majority of Industries
3.4 Effectiveness Hazardous Waste Recycling Programs Is Largely Influenced By Economic Factors
3.5 Impact of Regulatory Bodies and Technology Developers is High in the Hazardous Waste Recycling Value Chain

4.0 Electronic Waste Recycling
4.1 Extensive Growth of Consumer Electronics Has Led to Increased Need For E-waste Recycling
4.2 Key Components in E-waste That Can Be Recovered and Recycled Include Glass, Plastics, Metal, and Batteries
4.3 Segregation and Separation of Waste Components are Key to Improve the Efficiency of E-waste Recycling
4.4 Direct Recovery of Valuable Metals From Spent Batteries used in Electronics
4.5 Conversion of E-waste into Electricity Through Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) For Cost-effective Wastewater Treatment
4.6 Major Governments of Developing Nations are Focused in Organizing the Existing Informal E-waste Recycling Market
4.7 Drivers and Restraints Impacting E-waste Recycling
4.8 Governments of Developing Nations are Focused on Developing Stringent Regulations That Aim to Mitigate the Detrimental Impacts
4.9 Stringent Regulations and Capitalizing Existing Infrastructure of Informal E-waste Recycling Network is Key For Adoption of Efficient E-waste Recycling Technologies

5.0 Medical Waste Recycling
5.1 Poor Management of Medical Waste Potentially Exposes Health Care Workers to Life Threatening Risks
5.2 Blue Sterile Wraps and Medical Sharps Have Recycle Potential Among Hazardous Medical Waste Materials
5.3 Complexities Involved in Medical Waste Collection and Handling Have a Negative Impact on Conventional Recyclers
5.4 Conversion of Medical Waste into Sustainable Plastic Lumber Without the Need For Aggressive Separation During Pre-Processing
5.5 Recycling Medical Sharps into Waste Collecting Containers Will Result in Significant Waste Management Cost Savings
5.6 Adoption of Environment-friendly Medical Waste Recycling Practices in Place of Incineration is the Prevailing Trend
5.7 Drivers and Restraints Impacting Medical Waste Recycling
5.8 Government Supervision is Key For Safe Recycling of Plastics From Medical Waste Stream
5.9 Safety and Control Over Segregation, Handling and Recycling of Medical Waste is Key For Realizing the Potential of Medical Waste Recycling

6.0 Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling
6.1 Construction and Demolition Activities Result in a Wide Range of Waste Materials That Eventually End Up in Landfills
6.2 Unused Paint Boxes Have Good Recycle Potential Among Hazardous C&D Waste Materials
6.3 The Economic Benefits of Recycling Will Be High When the Waste Materials are Separated and Recycled Individually
6.4 Materials Containing Asbestos Can Be Recycled into Non-hazardous Products Using Thermochemical Conversion Technology
6.5 Adoption of Suction Technology Mitigates the Decanting Challenges of Recycling Unused Paints in Tins
6.6 The Importance of Human Factor in C&D Waste Recycling is the Key Research and Development Trend
6.7 Drivers and Restraints Impacting Construction Waste Recycling
6.8 Promoting the Use of Recycled Building Materials by the Government is Key For Increased Adoption of C&D Recycling Technologies
6.9 Recycling C&D Waste Stream Improves Sustainability of the Construction Industry

7.0 Patent Scenario & Analysis
7.1 US Leads in the Number of Patents Published Related to Electronic Waste Recycling Technologies
7.2 US Leads in the Number of Patents Published Related to Medical Waste Recycling Technologies
7.3 US Leads in the Number of Patents Published Related to Construction Waste Recycling Technologies

8.0 Future Trends & Insights
8.1 Technology Deployment and Application Roadmap
8.2 Electronics Waste Recycling Have Benefitted From Technology Developments Than the Other Waste Streams
8.3 Incentivizing Existing Informal Recycling Network Will Be the Way Ahead For Improving Recycling Prospective in Developing Nations

9.0 Key Patents and Contacts
9.1 Key Patents Covering Electronics Waste Recycling
9.2 Key Patents Covering Medical Waste Recycling
9.3 Key Patents Covering Construction Waste Recycling
9.4 Key Contacts

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