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Global E-Waste Management Market Research and Forecast, 2022-2028

  • Report
  • 125 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Orion Market Research Private Limited
  • ID: 4721093

Global E-Waste Management Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Technique (Pyrolysis, Incineration, Landfills, and Recycle & Reuse), by Processed Material (Plastics, Metals, Glass, and Others), and by End-User (Household Application, IT and Telecommunication, and Consumer Electronics) Forecast Period (2022-2028)

The global e-waste management market is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR of 4.9 % during the forecast period, owing to a rise in the adoption of electronic devices and the strict regulatory policies imposed by the government toward the eco-friendly environment globally. E-waste management is an approach used for controlling the effects of electronic wastes generated from different sources, by applying different handling strategies. E-waste is generally unwanted and broken electronic equipment which are discarded by its original users. E-waste is considered the most hazardous waste due to its serious effects on health and the environment. These hazardous effects are the major motivators that are increasing the health concerns among people and their surroundings, which is positively affecting the market growth.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Global E-Waste Management Market

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting human lives in many ways and is highlighting the interrelations between our environmental and societal systems. The measures are taken to control the spread of the virus across society lead to a decline in economic growth, restrictions on people’s mobility, and a further need for digitization and confinement in homes. In 2020, the decrease in the weight of electronic and electrical products consumed, compared to a “business as usual” scenario, reduced by 6.4 % in weight, or by 4.9 million metric tonnes (Mt). In addition, consumption of game consoles, cell phones, electrical ovens, and laptops increased due to COVID-19 adding 0.3 Mt to the consumption of electronic and electrical equipment, and hence future e-waste generation.

Segmental Outlook

The global e-waste management market is segmented based on the technique, processed material, and end-user. Based on the technique, the market is segmented into pyrolysis, incineration, landfills, and recycle & reuse. Based on the processed material, the market is sub-segmented into plastics, metals, glass, and others including ceramics, rubber, and wood. Based on the end-user, the market is augmented into household applications, IT & telecommunication, and consumer electronics. The above-mentioned segments can be customized as per the requirements. Among the processed materials segment, the metal market is expected to hold a prominent share of the market over the forecast period. Electronic products comprise components that use metal tracks, metal solders, and conductive metals, which will support the e-waste management market.

Global E-Waste Management Market Share by Processed Material, 2021 (%)

Global E-Waste Management Market Share by Processed Material

The Plastic Segment is Expected to Hold a Significant Share in the Global E-Waste Management Market

Among the processed materials, the plastic segment is expected to hold a significant share in the market over the forecast period owing to the rising usage of plastic for several purposes. For instance, according to the Plastic Smart Cities, In 2019, the formal documented collection and recycling of e-waste was 9.3 Mt, or 17.4% compared to e-waste generated. A total of 71 kt of plastics are found in globally undocumented flows of e-waste annually, which is largely released into nature and impacts environmental and human health. Although there are individual efforts to improve the collection and recycling of plastics in e-waste at the local level, the plastics value chain remains fragmented, with a significant percentage of the global e-waste stream being transported to developing countries and processed in rudimentary and dangerous conditions, or otherwise dumped and burned in the open pits.

Regional Outlooks

The global e-waste management market is further segmented based on geography including North America (the US, and Canada), Europe (Italy, Spain, Germany, France, and Others), Asia-Pacific (India, China, Japan, South Korea, and Others), and the Rest of the World (the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America). The market can be analyzed for a particular region or country level as per the requirement. The North American region is expected to hold a considerable share in the market due to rising government regulations for the systematic collection and recycling of electronic scrap in the region over the forecast period.

Global E-Waste Management Market Growth, by Region 2022-2028

Global E-Waste Management Market Growth, by Region

The Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Hold the Considerable Share in the Global E-Waste Management Market

Among these regions, Asia-Pacific is considered to hold a significant share of the global market due to the increasing use of consumer electronics in the region. Electronic waste (e-waste) typically includes discarded computer monitors, motherboards, mobile phones and chargers, compact discs, headphones, television sets, air conditioners, and refrigerators. Moreover, major economies such as the US and Canada export their e-waste to Asian countries which in turn drives the growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

Market Players Outlook

The major companies serving the global e-waste management market include Aurubis AG, Boliden AB, CloudBlue Technologies, Inc., EcoCentric Management Pvt Ltd., and others. The market players are considerably contributing to the market growth by the adoption of various strategies including mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, funding, and new product launches, to stay competitive in the market. For instance, in June 2022, comprehensive and complete e-waste recycling solutions provider Prometheus announced its plans to launch a new e-waste recycling plant in Gwalior. The company is fully equipped with adequate technology to extract metals from e-waste, which is based on manual dismantling, segregation, and recycling methods. On the sustainability front, the company does not generate any emissions in the form of water or dust.

The Report Covers

  • Market value data analysis of 2021 and forecast to 2028.
  • Annualized market revenues ($ million) for each market segment.
  • Country-wise analysis of major geographical regions.
  • Key companies operating in the global e-waste management market. Based on the availability of data, information related to new product launches, and relevant news is also available in the report.
  • Analysis of business strategies by identifying the key market segments positioned for strong growth in the future.
  • Analysis of market-entry and market expansion strategies.
  • Competitive strategies by identifying ‘who-stands-where’ in the market.

Table of Contents

1. Current Industry Analysis and Growth Potential Outlook
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Global E-Waste Management Market
  • Recovery Scenario of Global E-Waste Management Market
1.1. Research Methods and Tools
1.2. Market Breakdown
1.2.1. By Segments
1.2.2. By Region
2. Market Overview and Insights
2.1. Scope of the Report
2.2. Analyst Insight & Current Market Trends
2.2.1. Key Findings
2.2.2. Recommendations
2.2.3. Conclusion
3. Competitive Landscape
3.1. Key Company Analysis
3.1.1. Overview
3.1.2. Financial Analysis
3.1.3. SWOT Analysis
3.1.4. Recent Developments
3.2. Key Strategy Analysis
3.3. Impact of COVID-19 on Key Players
4. Market Segmentation
4.1. Global E-Waste Management Market by Technique
4.1.1. Pyrolysis
4.1.2. Incineration
4.1.3. Landfills
4.1.4. Recycle and Reuse
4.2. Global E-Waste Management Market by Processed Material
4.2.1. Plastics
4.2.2. Metals
4.2.3. Glass
4.2.4. Others (Ceramics, rubber, wood)
4.3. Global E-Waste Management Market by Source
4.3.1. Household Application
4.3.2. IT and Telecommunication
4.3.3. Consumer Electronics
5. Regional Analysis
5.1. North America
5.1.1. United States
5.1.2. Canada
5.2. Europe
5.2.1. UK
5.2.2. Germany
5.2.3. Italy
5.2.4. Spain
5.2.5. France
5.2.6. Rest of Europe
5.3. Asia-Pacific
5.3.1. China
5.3.2. India
5.3.3. Japan
5.3.4. South Korea
5.3.5. Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4. Rest of the World
6. Company Profiles
6.1. Apto Solutions, Inc.
6.2. Aurubis AG
6.3. Boliden AB
6.4. Call2Recycle, Inc.
6.5. CloudBlue Technologies, Inc. (Ingram Micro, Inc.)
6.6. EcoCentric Management Pvt Ltd.
6.7. Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.
6.8. Engitec Technologies SpA
6.9. Enviro-Hub Holdings Ltd.
6.10. E-Parisaraa Private Ltd.
6.11. Global Electric Electronic Processing Inc.
6.12. Good Point Recycling (American Retroworks Inc.)
6.13. Johnson Controls International PLC
6.14. LifeSpan International Inc.
6.15. MBA Polymers, Inc.
6.16. Sims Metal Management Ltd.
6.17. Stena Technoworld AB
6.18. Tetronics International Ltd
6.19. Umicore

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Apto Solutions, Inc.
  • Aurubis AG
  • Boliden AB
  • Call2Recycle, Inc.
  • CloudBlue Technologies, Inc. (Ingram Micro, Inc.)
  • EcoCentric Management Pvt Ltd.
  • Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.
  • Engitec Technologies SpA
  • Enviro-Hub Holdings Ltd.
  • E-Parisaraa Private Ltd.
  • Global Electric Electronic Processing Inc.
  • Good Point Recycling (American Retroworks Inc.)
  • Johnson Controls International PLC
  • LifeSpan International Inc.
  • MBA Polymers, Inc.
  • Sims Metal Management Ltd.
  • Stena Technoworld AB
  • Tetronics International Ltd
  • Umicore