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Electronics Recycling - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 2228028
  • Report
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 525 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
The global market for Electronics Recycling is projected to reach US$59.7 billion by 2025, driven by tightening recycling norms against the backdrop of rapid technology and replacement cycles of electronic products and the resulting rise in e-waste generation. Currently, e-waste poses the biggest risk to the environment and health with lead, cadmium, chromium, brominated flame retardants and polychlorinated biphenyls representing the toxic materials found in e-waste. With over 75% of landfills containing toxic materials from e-waste, unsafe disposal of electronics is emerging into the spotlight creating the need for more stringent regulations. With over 160 million phones disposed off each year, threat from smart phones alone raises environmental concerns.

With the environmental burden of e-waste outstripping even plastic, there is strong emphasis laid on sustainability and responsible waste management. The market therefore is benefiting from the growing stringency of end-of-life regulations in most countries worldwide; rise in voluntary environmental stewardship among electronics manufacturers; establishment of special collection centers for e-waste; and rise in the number of certified recyclers. Some of the hard-to-ignore social, environmental, and financial benefits driving the emphasis on recycling include reduced carbon footprint; lower consumption of expensive virgin raw materials and the ensuing easing of the load on natural resources; significant reductions in energy required for manufacturing; less packaging per unit; less use of landfills; and proper disposal of harmful waste.

Other major factors influencing growth include focus on sustainable digitalization and resource efficiency; developments in recycling technologies that enable safe processing of hazardous/toxic substances in e-waste and help enhance recovery of rare-earth metals from e-waste; growing popularity and acceptance of hydrometallurgical processing as an effective e-waste treatment technology; the push towards instituting mandatory recycling programs; and government support for the development of recycling infrastructure. Asia-Pacific including China ranks as a major market led by the region's insatiable appetite for electronics; growing international pressure on Asian governments to curb the environmental impact of e-waste generation; and establishment of several policies, initiatives, and collaborative projects for encouraging environmentally sound management of electrical and electronic waste across the region.

Select Competitors (Total 188 Featured):
  • Aurubis AG
  • Boliden Group
  • Clean Earth, Inc.
  • Dlubak Glass Company
  • Enviro-Hub Holdings Ltd.
  • Cerebra Integrated Technologies Ltd.
  • Exitcom Recycling GmbH
  • Fortune Group
  • Good Point Recycling
  • MBA Polymers, Inc.
  • Sims Metal Management Limited
  • Stena Technoworld AB
  • Ultromex Ltd.
  • Umicore N.V.
  • URT
  • Zak Enterprises
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I. METHODOLOGY

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW
  • Influencer Market Insights
  • World Market Trajectories
  • Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession
  • E-Waste Industry on Rise
  • Implications of E-Waste on Environment and Human Health
  • E-Waste Statistics
  • Exhibit 1: Flow of E-Waste Worldwide: 2019
  • Exhibit 2: Global E-Waste Generated (in Million Metric Tons): 2014-20150
  • Exhibit 3: Percentage Breakdown of E-Waste Volume by Geographic Region
  • Exhibit 4: E-Waste Generated per Inhabitant in Kg for Select Countries: 2018E
  • Electronics Recycling Market Dynamics
  • Key Market Challenges
  • E-Waste Recycling and Opportunities
  • Outlook
  • Growth in Electronics Sector Fuels Electronics Recycling Market
  • Geographic Market Analysis
  • Impact of Recycling E-Waste in Developing World
  • Competition
  • eScrap Recycling: A Consolidated Market
  • Startup Companies Gain Foothold
  • Recent Market Activity
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
  • Leading Electronics Recycling Technology Trends
  • Major Technology Trends Innovating Electronics Recycling
  • Turning Electronic Waste into Power
  • Approaches for Recycling Precious Metals
  • Anaerobic Digestion & Enzymatic Activity
  • Techniques for Efficient Waste Collection, Routing & Disposal
  • Waste Management Apps
  • Smartphone Penetration Contributes to Expand Opportunities for e-Scrap Recycling Market
  • Exhibit 5: Worldwide Smartphone Sales (in Million Units) by Geographic Region/Country for the Years 2018 & 2022
  • Exhibit 6: Smartphone Adoption Worldwide by Region (in %): 2018 & 2025
  • Exhibit 7: Surging Smartphone Penetration: Smartphone Users as % of Global Population for the Period 2018-2022
  • Expanding IoT Ecosystem Provides Steady Demand Prospects
  • Exhibit 8: Global Number of IoT Connected Devices (In Billion) for the Years 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2025
  • Shorter Lifespan of New Electronic Devices Adds to the Volume of E-Waste Generated
  • Exhibit 9: Average Lifespan (in Years) of Select Consumer Electronic Products
  • Wearables Manufacturers Focus on Effective EOL Strategies
  • Collaboration: Key to ProfiTable Recycling
  • Recyclers Collaborate with Device Manufacturers
  • Smaller and Thinner Devices Create Challenges for Recyclers
  • Device Manufacturers Focus on Recyclable Products
  • Other Innovative Technologies to Reduce E-Waste Generation
  • Challenges Confronting Total E-waste Elimination
  • Rapid Production of Large Quantum of E-Waste Makes Management a Key Challenge
  • Low Commodity Price Values - A Major Challenge
  • Low General Public Awareness Levels Thwarts Industry Efforts
  • Data Security: A Vital Aspect of E-waste Disposal
  • Developing Countries: The Common Destination for E-Waste Dumping
  • Regulatory Regime Paves Way for Recycling of Recycling of Electronics Products
  • Electronics Recycling - An Overview
  • Exhibit 10: Typical Material Composition of Select Electrical and Electronic Equipment
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

III. MARKET ANALYSIS
  • UNITED STATES
  • High Smartphone Penetration Provides Business Opportunities for Recyclers
  • Exhibit 11: Average Lifespan of Smartphones in the United States
  • Exhibit 12: Smartphone Users (in Millions) in the United States: 2015-2022E
  • Market Overview
  • Key Statistics
  • Exhibit 13: Average Lifespan (Years) of Select Consumer Electronic Products in the US
  • Exhibit 14: Volume of Electronic Scrap Collection in the US in Million Pounds for the Years 2016 & 2022F
  • US Consumer Electronic Revenues in US$ Billion: 2017-2024
  • Increasing Awareness about Electronics Recycling Boosts Industry Growth
  • Companies and Organizations Focus on E-Waste Management
  • Regulatory Overview
  • US Legislations on Electric and Electronic Waste
  • CANADA
  • Market Overview
  • JAPAN
  • Market Overview
  • CHINA
  • Market Overview
  • E-Waste Imports
  • Stringent Regulations Propel Recyclers to Integrate Recycling Devices
  • Chinese Government Passes China WEEE
  • EUROPE
  • Market Overview
  • Exhibit 15: E-Waste Generated per Inhabitant in Kg for Select European Countries
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • Market Overview
  • ITALY
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Market Overview
  • Exhibit 16: Household Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Collected in the UK in ‘000 Metric Tons: 2015-2019
  • SPAIN
  • RUSSIA
  • Market Overview
  • REST OF EUROPE
  • ASIA-PACIFIC
  • Market Overview
  • Exhibit 17: E-Waste Generated by Select Countries in Asia in Kilo Tons: 2019
  • Legislations on Electric and Electronic Waste in Asia-Pacifi
  • AUSTRALIA
  • Market Overview
  • INDIA
  • Market Overview
  • Market Structure
  • Electronic Waste Imports in India
  • Rating System and e-Waste Recycling Industry
  • SOUTH KOREA
  • Market Overview
  • REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
  • Singapore
  • LATIN AMERICA
  • ARGENTINA
  • BRAZIL
  • MEXICO
  • REST OF LATIN AMERICA
  • MIDDLE EAST
  • Market Overview
  • IRAN
  • ISRAEL
  • SAUDI ARABIA
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
  • REST OF MIDDLE EAST
  • AFRICA
  • South Africa
IV. COMPETITION
  • Total Companies Profiled: 188
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