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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING International Association of Electronics Recyclers Revised 2006 CONTENTS INDUSTRY OVERVIEW General Perspectives Highlights from the IAER Industry Report Industry Survey Industry Research CHALLENGES OBSERVATIONS KEY DRIVERS Increasing volumes

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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING

International Association

of Electronics Recyclers

Revised 2006

contents
CONTENTS
  • INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
    • General Perspectives
    • Highlights from the IAER Industry Report
      • Industry Survey
      • Industry Research
  • CHALLENGES
  • OBSERVATIONS
key drivers
KEY DRIVERS
  • Increasing volumes
    • Expanding pervasiveness of electronics
    • Shorter lifespan of electronics technologies
    • Large inventory of obsolete electronics
  • Concerns
    • Landfill
    • Hazardous materials
    • Export
  • Challenges
    • Logistics
    • Costs
electronics equipment types
ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT - TYPES
  • Commercial
    • computers, office, financial
  • Industrial
    • Telecom, Manufacturing, Medical
  • Automotive
  • Defense & Aerospace
  • Consumer
    • PCs, video, audio, wireless, personal, games
electronics equipment content
ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT - CONTENT
  • REUSABLE:
    • Units (e.g., PCs, Printers, Monitors)
    • Components (e.g., Drives, Memory, Processors)
  • RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
    • Metals (precious, base)
    • Glass (CRT)
    • Plastics
industry segments
INDUSTRY SEGMENTS

Asset Management

  • inventory, disposition planning, resale

Broker

  • auction, resale, export

Re-Use: for resale at product level

  • Resale/As-Is
  • Repair/Refurbish /Upgrade/enhance

De-Manufacturing

  • disassembly & separation of parts and materials

Recovery of Parts & Subassemblies

  • Test/Classify/Re-use/Sale

Materials Recovery & Recycling (plastics, metals, glass)

  • separate, prepare for recycling

Materials Processing/Refining(glass, metal, plastics)

  • shred, grind, pelletize, refine
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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING INDUSTRY PROCESS MODEL

  • SOURCES/GENERATORS
    • Field Returns
    • Surplus
    • Trade-Ins
    • Obsolete/EOL

OEMs USERS LEASCOs

TRIAGE

  • ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
  • INDUSTRY SEGMENTS/OPERATIONS
    • Asset Management
    • Broker
    • Re-Use
    • De-Manufacturing
    • Parts Recovery
    • Materials Recovery
    • Materials Processing

As-Is

Repair

Refurbish

RESALE

Scrap Equipment

Disassembly

Recover Parts

Separate Materials

RESALE

Materials

Shred, Grind, Separate

Refine, Smelt, Melt, Pelletize

Metals, Glass, Plastics

Primary Materials Processors

electronics recyclers in the usa
ELECTRONICS RECYCLERS in the USA

(data from IAER database)

Number

of Recyclers

Not including OEMs & NFPs

2005

2003

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For more information – including ordering, go to the web page at:

http://www.iaer.org/communications/indreport.htm

highlights from iaer survey conducted in 2005
HIGHLIGHTS from IAER SURVEY (Conducted in 2005)
  • Electronics recycling operations in the USA:

over 500

  • Employees: ~ 19,000
  • Annual Revenue: ~ $US1.5 billion
  • Annual Volumes processed:
    • ~2.8 billion pounds (1.4M tons)
    • including ~65 million units of computer equipment
    • electronics recycling process yielded ~ 1.3 billion pounds of recyclable materials
waste stream data consumer electronics in municipal solid waste epa
WASTE STREAM DATAConsumer Electronics in Municipal Solid Waste - EPA

Millions of Tons - Generated

consumer electronics
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

U.S. Sales Trends(Consumer Electronics Association)

  • Total 2005 sales to increase 11% to $126 Billion
  • DTV sales increased 78% in 2004 to 7.3M units
  • Sales of portable MP3 players expected to exceed 10 M units in 2005
  • 2005 sales of digital cameras expected to be more than 20 M units
  • Cell phone sales expected to reach 90 M units in 2005

and

Global shipments of flat-screen monitors exceeded CRTs in 2004

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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Average # of CEProducts Per Household (CEA)

cell phone trends
CELL PHONE TRENDS

U.S. Subscribers - millions

CTIA Industry Survey

florida brands study product types collected
FLORIDA BRANDS STUDYProduct Types Collected

Others

Printers

TVs

Computers

CRT

Monitors

% by weight

epa plug in pilot programs good guys
EPA PLUG-IN PILOT PROGRAMSGood-Guys

Materials Recycled

Plastics

Glass

challenges facing your electronics recycling operations
CHALLENGESfacing YOUR electronics recycling operations
  • Cost of operations
  • Sources of equipment
  • Markets for outputs
  • Capacity
  • Prices for materials & parts
  • Other
challenges facing the electronics recycling industry
CHALLENGESfacing the electronics recycling INDUSTRY
  • Legislation/regulations
  • Logistics/transportation
  • Consumer/residential electronics
  • Product take-back programs
  • Plastics recycling
  • Recycling technology
  • Other
industry perspectives
INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

Most Respondents Felt That:

  • Regulations have helped the industry
  • R&D is important to electronics recycling
  • There needs to be more communications
  • It is important to achieve some type of certification
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IAER

Web Site - http://www.iaer.org

Email - Info@iaer.org