Electronic Waste Recovery: Global Markets
- The global market for revenues from electronic waste materials recycling is projected to grow from $8.5 billion in 2009 to nearly $13 billion in 2014, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9%.
- The fastest-growing segment of the E-waste market is recycled plastics, valued at $976 million in 2009 and projected to reach $1.6 billion by 2014, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10%.
- The recycled metals sector is expected to continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8%, increasing in value from $7.5 billion in 2009 to $11.4 billion in 2014.
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- Electronics and computer equipment manufacturers
- E&E component manufacturers
- Electronics and computer equipment recyclers
- Plastics, materials, metals, and glass manufacturers and recyclers
- Companies involved in the design and construction of electronics recycling facilities and those which service these facilities
- Companies that supply equipment and services to recycling facilities, such as manufacturers of balers, conveyors, and granulators
- Financial institutions that supply money for such facilities, including banks, merchant bankers, venture capitalists, and others
- Personnel in end-user companies and industries that purchase and use recycled electronics, ranging from packaging companies to automobile manufacturers, including producers of consumer goods and industrial products
- Organizations supporting responsible environmental product stewardship
- Government agencies involved in the regulation of waste disposal and recycling
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The worldwide market for electronic waste will rise at an AAGR (average annual growth rate) of 8.3% from $11.5 billion in 2004 to $17.1 billion in 2009.
The recycled plastics sector will register the highest revenue growth, 9.1%, as demand increases for high-value, engineered plastics.
Growth in metals mined from end-of-life electronic waste will continue to outpace the broader recycled metals market, growing at an AAGR of 8.1%.
The market for recycled glass continues to be stagnant with low value attached to recycled glass.
Market demand is strong and growing for recovered cathode ray tube feedstock reused in new CRTs.