Author Elizabeth Wilmot

Global e-scrap volume expected to triple by 2019

According to an article published on Recycling International, the global e-scrap market will reach a value of $46 billion (€33 billion) by 2019, according to a new report published by US-based Transparency Market Research.  Analysts estimate that the volume of e-waste is increasing by 40 percent per year worldwide.  Electronic waste is the fastest growing type of waste particularly in some developing countries where the volume is expected to grow by up to 500 percent over the next decade.  As a certified electronics recycler with years of industry experience, Turtle Wings has experienced this growth first hand over the past 10 years.  We are always on the lookout for new electronics recycling statistics and information pertinent to the industry because we are serious about keeping the environment clean from e-waste and assisting the communities we serve to build a larger Green initiative.  With the global e-scrap volume expected to triple by 2019, Turtle Wings is committed to providing superior electronics recycling services.

Computers formed the largest segment of electronic products being recycled in 2012 and are expected to maintain their dominance in the future, thanks to the speed of microchip developments and a decrease in computers’ average life cycle.  Turtle Wings is a large computer recycler, but our certified and compliant offerings extend beyond computers.  We accept and recycle anything metal or electronic in full compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.  (See our list of Acceptable Items).  As an R2 certified recycler, Turtle Wings has a nationally approved environmental, health and safety management system.  

Turtle Wings is a full scale electronics recycler committed to the environment and improving the electronics recycling industry overall.  As an R2 and ISO certified company, our vision and pledge includes a no landfill policy, complete downstream accountability and ensuring that electronics recycling services are available for large corporations down to residential pickups and drop-offs.  Turtle Wings has a long-standing commitment to providing superior electronics recycling and data destruction services while protecting the environment.