Electronics Recycling and E-Waste IssuesBy: Pike Research

As the adoption of consumer electronics, mobile phones, and computer equipment continues to increase around the world, the business and environmental challenges associated with electronic device disposition at end-of-life (EOL) grow greater and greater. Pike Research anticipates that, as devices become obsolete and are replaced, the total volume of EOL electronics, which is known as e-scrap, will more than double between 2010 and 2025, placing increasing pressure on industry players, governments, and advocacy groups to find new ways to expand electronics recycling and reuse. E-scrap that is not recycled, reused, or stored becomes e-waste and is buried, incinerated, or dumped.