Global E-Waste Market 2008-2012

13 Nov 2009 • by Natalie Aster
Globally, around 40 million metric tons of e-waste is generated each year. Such waste is mainly generated by obsolete computers, printers, and electronic & electrical equipment. Others contributors to e-waste include plastics, screens, printed circuit boards, pollutants, metal plastic mixtures, and cables. In the IT industry, personal computers are the major contributor to e-waste.

TechNavio Insight has announced the release of the report “Global E-Waste Market 2008-2012”. According to TechNavio, “The global e-waste market is forecast to reach 53 million tonnes by 2012 from 42 million tonnes in 2008; thus growing at a CAGR of 6 percent.”

“Metals comprise 60.1 percent of the total e-waste,” says one of the TechNavio experts, “These metals include iron, aluminium, gold, silver, platinum, and hazardous metals like arsenic, lead, etc.”

The report provides global e-waste estimates, projected growth rates, composition by segment, ICT segment contribution, ICT e-waste growth estimates, market trends, and growth drivers. It also profiles some of the e-waste management vendors.