E-waste Management Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2029

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> Global E-waste Management Market Expected to reach a high CAGR of 11.9% during the forecast period 2022-2029: DataM Intelligence

Global E-waste Management Market is segmented By Material Type (Glass, Plastic, Metal, Others), By Source Type (Consumer Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Household Appliances, Others), By Applications (Recycled, Trashed, Disposal), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029


Market Overview

The Global E-waste Management Market is expected to grow at a high CAGR of 11.9% during the forecasting period (2022-2029).

E-waste is the electronics systems & products which are discarded, unwanted, and not working. The electronic waste contains stereos, televisions, copiers, VCRs, fax machines, and computers which require electronic equipment management. Thus, E-waste is dangerous due to the presence of toxic chemicals, different complex types of materials that require proper management. E-waste management includes refurbishment, resale, disposals, reuse, salvage recycling through material recovery, which are considered e-waste is particularly require shredding, sorting from the metals.

Market Dynamics:

The market is driven by the rising demand for E-waste management due to increasing the sale of electrical & electronics devices globally. According to the International Solid Waste Association Report in 2019, E-waste generated around 53.6 Million tonnes around the globe and is projected to reach around 72 million tonnes by 2030. This is primarily due to the growing demand for advanced electronics & electrical devices. The organization also stated that the e-waste grows with approximately 2.01 billion metric tonnes from solid waste per year. This growth in e-waste is amplified the demand for electronic and electrical equipment management businesses to reduce wastage. 

There is a rise in the adoption of advanced technology electronics and electronics devices with growing government funding and subsidiaries for implementing the recycling technology to enhance the sustainable environment. For instance in 2020, as per the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP), the global e-waste has been increased by 21 % during the forecast period. Furthermore growing partnerships and government programs to monitor and manage E-waste has created ample opportunity for this market. For instance on 2nd July 2020 International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) has been collaborated with United Nations University (UNU) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)  to start the SCYCLE Programme to create The Global E-waste Monitor 2020 for addressing the e-waste challenge.

Segment Analysis

The global E-waste management market is segmented based on material type, source type, applications, and region. 
In terms of material type, the global E-waste management market is bifurcated into glass, plastic, metals and others. Among these, the glass segment has the highest market share owing to increasing the demand for connected devices and raising the advanced technology devices which have scrapped the old connected devices. According to the IEEE Spectrum Organization in 2020, globally around 50 billion devices were registered including computers smartphones, tablets, laptops etc. This propels the demand for E-waste management due to raising the smartphone, tablets and many other old scrapped devices.
Similarly, the plastic, metals segments are also growing at a faster pace owing to increasing the automotive E-waste with the surge in the merger and acquisition activities to collect the E-waste scrap. For instance, on 30th April 2019, the MBA Polymers the leading recycling Company from the UK had been acquired PPR Wipag automotive plastics recycler. This has been made for strengthening the long-term growth strategy to increase its product portfolio by exploring the recycling of new products.

Depending on the source type, the global E-waste management market is divided into Consumer Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Household Appliances and others.  Among these, the consumer electronics segment has the highest share in 2019. This is primarily due to the rising rapid replacement of the used electronic devices by consumers around the world.

Similarly, Industrial Electronics, Household Appliances segments are also growing at a faster pace owing to rising industrial and household E-waste due to the rapid adoption rate of advanced technology devices. Further increasing demand for the recycling plants by the leading key players as well as growing investment for the strengthening of the recycling capacity by the manufacturers. For instance, on 22nd May 2019,   Aurubis AG Company had been acquired Metallo Group for Euro 380 million. This acquisition had been strengthening the recycling portfolio of the industrial as well as household E-waste.

In terms of the applications, the global E-waste Management market is divided into Recycled, Trashed, Disposal and others. Among this disposal, the segment has the highest market share in 2019 as it is carried out in three ways that are incineration, landfilling and reusable of the various E-waste from the end-user industry like industrial, automotive, consumer electronics.
Similarly, the Recycled, and Trash segments are also growing at a faster pace due to growing recycling plants all over the world to reduce the health hazardous effects due to E-waste and growing government programs and funding to support the recycling industries. As per the International Labor Office report in 2011, the United States had been recycled around 4.4 million tonnes of electronic e-waste in the manufacturing facilities. This is growing at a faster pace with rapid adoption of the advanced version devices by the consumers.

Geographical Presentation

By region, the global E-waste Management market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, and Africa. Among all of the regions, Asia Pacific is the dominant region for the global E-waste management market and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecasted period due to the presence of a huge population with increasing the sale of electronic devices followed by the European region. According to the International Solid Waste Association Report, Asia generated around 24.9 million tonnes of E-waste due to increasing the adoption of advanced electronic and electrical devices which propels the demand for replacement of the old device with new followed by North America.
North America and Europe are also growing at a faster pace owing to increasing the demand for recycling units due to raising the adoption of advanced technology electronic and electrical devices. As per the above-mentioned organization in America, the e-waste generation per capita in 2019 was registered to around 13.3 kg whereas in Europe 16.1 kg. Furthermore, in the same year, America and Europe had been generated a total of 13.1 Mt and 12 Mt of E-waste which includes computers, stereos, televisions, copiers etc.

Competitive Analysis 

The global E-waste Management market is highly competitive with the presence of several international and local markets. Product diversification, revenue generation, and opportunities intensify the market competition. Electronic Recyclers International, Stena Metall AB, Aurubis AG, MRI, MBA Polymers Inc, Waste Management inc., Enviro-Hub Holdings Limited, LifeSpan Technology Recycling Inc, SIMS Metal Management Limited, Boliden AB, Tetronics Limited, and Umicore SA are the leading market players with significant market share. 
Companies are entering into collaborations, acquisitions, mergers, and licensing for increasing their market penetration. For instance, on 22nd June 2017, MBA Polymers was acquired by the Müller-Guttenbrunn Group (MGG) to expand the plastic recycling plant product portfolio.

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