Total E-waste Volume in India, Japan and China to Reach 11.9 Million Metric Tons by 2020, Expects GBI Research09 Nov 2012 • by Natalie Aster
Rapid developments in laptops and mobile phones are leading to the equally rapid abandonment of old models which no longer meet the mark.
The new research, "E-Waste Management Market to 2020 - Expansion of Domestic Electronics Sector to Drive Asia Pacific Growth Despite Ban on Illegal Exports from Developed Countries" by GBI Research presents its findings that information and communication technologies represent the top producer of electronic waste (e-waste, or electronic and electrical goods that have been discarded by the original user, or which have reached the end of their productive life) today.
E-Waste Management Market to 2020 - Expansion of Domestic Electronics Sector to Drive Asia Pacific Growth Despite Ban on Illegal Exports from Developed Countries
Published: October, 2012
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The generation of e-waste has grown sharply in the last two decades and will continue to grow swiftly as technology becomes more advanced. Mobile phones, once merely a tool of communication, now also function as cameras, video recorders, music players and handheld computers. These constant upgrades are increasing the volume of discarded mobile phones, spurring the need for safe disposal of such waste.
The rising number of mobile users now exists and technology is being rapidly discarded from households in both developed and developing economies, with e-waste becoming one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world, according to GBI Research. While developed economies such as the US have a high rate of e-waste generation due to high replacement rates, emerging countries like India and China represent a budding new market for electrical and electronic goods.
The market penetration of Personal Computers (PCs) and mobile phones is still quite low in India, but is expected to grow rapidly in the future. A major source of obsolete PCs in the e-waste market is the large Asia-Pacific Information Technology (IT) industry, as demand for the latest technologies, higher computing speeds and increased efficiency lead to more and more electronics being thrown away. Along with the high generation of e-waste domestically, China and India also receive illegal imports of e-waste from developed countries. These trends will increase the volume of e-waste generated in India, Japan and China in the future, which GBI Research estimates will reach a total volume of 11.9 million metric tons by 2020.
More information can be found in the report “E-Waste Management Market to 2020 - Expansion of Domestic Electronics Sector to Drive Asia Pacific Growth Despite Ban on Illegal Exports from Developed Countries” by GBI Research.
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