Electronic Waste Management: Global Markets and Technologies Through 2022
The global market for electronic waste management and recycling should reach $55.3 billion by 2022 from $31.5 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.9% from 2017 to 2022.
- 134 data tables
- An overview of the global markets for electronic waste management, including treatment technologies and recycling markets
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016 and 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022
- Coverage of electronic waste regulation legislation and policies, along with industry analysis, market prospects, and factors that affect the electronic waste management market
- Breakdowns of the quantities of electronic waste produced
- In-depth analyses of patents and state-of-the-art technologies
- Company profiles of major players, including Alba Group, Umicore S.A, Republic Services Inc., Image Microsystems, Daiseki Co. Ltd.
Electrical and electronic waste management technologies and recycling market comprise one of the fastest growing waste streams in emerging as well as developed regions. Rapid technology innovations and ever-shortening product life cycles are among the factors contributing to the rapid growth of electrical and electronic waste. Electrical and electronic waste is an inherently complex problem to manage because of its duality as both a valuable commodity and source of hazardous waste. This dichotomy is the driving force behind the constant challenge to most effectively utilize a potential economic resource while sufficiently mitigating environmental and social damage. There are a variety of economic, environmental and social factors that both influence electrical and electronic waste practices and are influenced by them. The information technology asset disposition (ITAD) industry feels the weight of these changes due to the tremendous volume and scale of electrical and electronic waste it processes. This report summarizes both commercial end-user and value recovery industry practices for end-of-life management primarily as determined by regulations and industry standards. The report also characterizes the environmental implications of those practices and identifies which practices have the least potential environmental impact.
This report contains:
- An in-depth analysis of the treatment and recycling technologies used for electrical and electronic waste processing.
- An overview of the quantities of electrical and electronic waste produced by region, type and source.
- Current and future market projections of treatment technologies for electrical and electronic waste management in each region.
- Profiles of current industry players by region including service suppliers and contractors.
- A review of market and economic opportunities for current industry participants and new entrants.
Intended users of this report include:
- Institutions and legal entities interested in the report’s outcomes.
- Companies that develop, manufacture and supply equipment and technologies for electrical and electronic waste treatment.
- Companies involved in electrical and electronic waste recycling technologies and services.
- Government agencies and local authorities that oversee electrical and electronic waste management including treatment, disposal and reuse.
- Venture capital firms and financial institutions interested in investing in electrical and electronic waste technologies and services.
Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected revenue is in constant US dollars unadjusted for inflation.
The analyst responsible for preparing the report is Dr. Nikos Thomopoulos, a partner in Boston-based international technology and marketing consulting firm, 43rd Parallel LLC. Nikos has extensive experience in the field of chemical production and environmental technologies, as well as over 20 years of experience as a consultant engineer on environmental projects (study and construction), energy production and conservation projects, energy saving-related research and development (R&D) projects, rendering services in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and manufacturing companies.