Press Release

Electronic Waste Materials a Rising Concern Worldwide: How Will Nations Address Problem?


July 20th, 2010

Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "Electronic Waste Recovery: Global Markets" by BCC Research.

Electronic waste is a growing problem. The municipal solid waste (MSW) stream is being flooded with "E-waste" materials from an abundance of electronic devices. Landfills and incinerators are overfilling capacity due to the addition of electronic device waste materials (e.g. metals, silica, and plastics). According to BCC Research, "A concerted effort to reclaim discarded E-waste from the MWS is being undertaken by virtually all countries, with varying degrees of success." These trends are expected to boost the electronic waste materials recycling market worldwide. Global revenues for this market are anticipated to grow from $8.5 billion in 2009 to reach nearly $13 billion in 2014 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9%.

Recycled plastics segment forecasted to rise at a CAGR of 10% through 2014

Recycled plastics will represent the fastest-growing segment in the electronic waste market. In 2009, this segment was valued at $975 million. BCC Research projects revenues from this area to reach $1.6 billion by 2014. Meanwhile, the recycled metals sector should continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% to reach $11.4 billion in 2014.

This study provides a detailed examination of the global demand for electronic recycling, its markets, and growth opportunities. The report is primarily geared towards those involved in the manufacture, design, use, sale, recovery, and disposal of electronic and electronic (E&E) equipment.

-BCC Research

"With an increasing awareness of the impact of electronic waste on the global environment... there is need for a current and comprehensive report on E-waste covering technologies, demand trends, projected growth, new market opportunities, and appropriate investment levels."


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