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MAIT Electronic Waste Dec 2008

MAIT Electronic Waste Dec 2008

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Outline of the market overview of ewaste recycling and the key players.
Outline of the market overview of ewaste recycling and the key players.

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Thrisha: Actionable Market Research http://www.thrisha.

com

mukund@thrisha.com Page 1 of 180

COMMISSIONED RESEARCH











CASH FROM TRASH
The new renewable source and the rise
of electronic waste management

Dec 2008


















San Francisco, California
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Table of Contents
Key Findings ............................................................................... 4
The recycling industry in figures.................................................... 5
Executive Summary....................................................................12
Chapter 1: Major Trends .............................................................16
Chapter 2: Electronic Waste Worldwide .........................................23
Chapter 3: The culture of use and throw .......................................32
Chapter 4: High value white goods recycling market.......................39
Chapter 5: Disposable electronics.................................................52
Chapter 6: More devices, more electronics ....................................58
Chapter 7: Commodities market trends.........................................74
Chapter 8: Recycling processes....................................................84
Chapter 9: Value from the electronic trash ....................................88
Chapter 10: Americas segment analysis ........................................91
Chapter 11: Europe segment analysis ...........................................97
Chapter 12: The global electronics waste travelogue..................... 103
Chapter 13: Electronics Waste Laws ........................................... 108
Chapter 14: WEEE Directives and Implementation Plan................. 114
Chapter 15: Producer Responsibility and Market Requirements ...... 117
Chapter 16: Selected Company Profiles....................................... 125
Appendix I: Estimated Electronic Waste Market Globally................ 143
Appendix II: Survey of policies in top 10 EWaster producers.......... 147
Important Research Disclosures ................................................. 152
Conclusions ............................................................................. 174

Alphabetic List Of Companies Profiled ......................................... 163

List of Exhibits

Figure 1 Total Electronic Waste Market ........................................ 4
Figure 2 Electronic Waste Growth 2007 – 2011 ............................ 4
Figure 3 Waste Growth by Region............................................... 4
Figure 4 Waste Growth by Type of WEEE..................................... 4
Figure 5 Total Waste output growth ............................................ 4
Figure 6 Countries with the highest waste growth........................16
Figure 7 Countries with the highest electronic waste imported.......16
Figure 8 Breakup of raw material parts of a typical refrigerator .....23
Figure 9 Hazardous waste management growth...........................23
Figure 10 Commodities growth for recycle and price usage ...........23
Figure 11 Mercury price band over 5 years .................................23
Figure 12 Lead disposal growth over 5 years............................. 103
Figure 13 Palladium regeneration growth over 5 years ............... 103
Figure 14 Steel regeneration growth over 5 years...................... 103
Figure 15 PCB breakup growth over 5 years.............................. 108
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Figure 16 Ewaste growth across regions ................................... 108
Figure 17 Electronic waste recyclers market share ..................... 108
Figure 18 Regional Initiatives for electronic waste management .. 125
Figure 19 Profiles of Electronics Waste Environmental Impact ..... 125
Figure 20 Key Associations and Legal outline ............................ 156

List of relevant websites
http://www.specialtymetals.com/computer_scrap.asp
http://www.sipimetals.com/LabEquip/
http://www.unitedrefining.com/site.html
http://www.universalscrap.com/
http://recyclingtoday.com/
Toxicslink http://www.toxicslink.org/index.php



The use of electronic devices has proliferated in recent decades, and
proportionately the quantity of electronic devices that are disposed of,
is growing rapidly throughout the world. A study by UNEP (2005)
found that every year, 20 to 50 million tons of E-Waste are generated
worldwide. In 1994, it was estimated that approximately 20 million
Personal Computers (PCs) became obsolete. By 2004, this figure was
to increase to over 100 million PCs. Cumulatively, about 500 million
PCs reached the end of their service lives between 1994 and 2003
(Puckett and Smith, 2002). This fast growing waste stream is
accelerating because the global market for PCs is far from saturation
and the average lifespan of a PC is decreasing rapidly.

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