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U.K. WEEE Waste Recycling Market to Reach Valuation of ~US$ 200 Mn by 2030 - Transparency Market Research

U.K. WEEE Waste Recycling Market: Introduction

Transparency Market Research delivers key insights on the WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K. In terms of revenue, the WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period, owing to numerous factors, regarding which TMR offers thorough insights and forecasts in its report on the WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K.

The WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K. is broadly affected by several factors. These include increase in consumption of electrical & electronics equipment, rise in concern about disposal of e-waste, and growth in the number of e-waste management laws. Furthermore, ongoing investment in development of material recycling facility with the aim to reduce the generation of e-waste stream is a key factor expected to boost the WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K. in the near future.

U.K. WEEE Waste Recycling Market: Dynamics

The focus on electrical and electronic products has been rising in the U.K. due to the increase in demand for these products. E-waste is a fast-growing waste stream in the U.K. The volume of WEEE waste is expected to double by 2045.

E-waste is a mixture of valuable resources and toxic substances that needs careful handling. E-products have evolved to become complex and ubiquitous in everyday lives. However, the rate of advancement in e-waste collection and management systems is lagging; as a result, there is no proper handling of e-waste. This leads to potential risks of resource losses and negative impact on the environment as well as human health. The U.K. Government is focusing on WEEE waste recycling and its proper implementation.

In Europe, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive sets targets for collection and subsequent processing of e-waste for material recovery. The directive mandates all member states of the European Union to promote separate collection e-waste and resource recovery. Furthermore, the directive has made producers responsible for their e-products and recycling in order to improve recyclability and encourage the integration of end-of-life aspects during product design.

WEEE waste recycling provides various benefits such as reduced e-waste, greater resource productivity, more competitive economy, emerging resources for future, and decrease in the environmental impact of production and consumption. 

Thus, rise in focus on WEEE waste recycling is expected to provide solutions to boost the economy of the U.K. by recycling of WEEE waste materials and preventing hazardous impact on the environment. This is estimated to propel the WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K. during the forecast period. The growth in awareness about WEEE waste recycling is also likely to propel the WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K.

In terms of source, the household appliances segment dominated the WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K. in 2019. The segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.8% between 2020 and 2030. The growth of the segment can be ascribed to the increase in demand for electrical and electronic equipment in households in the U.K.

Material handling and energy recovery are key end use segments of the WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K. In terms of end use, the material handling segment dominated the WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K. in 2019. The segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.7% between 2020 and 2030. The expansion of the segment can be ascribed to the increase in demand for secondary materials.

U.K. WEEE Waste Recycling Market Outlook

The WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K. is expected to expand significantly during the forecast period, owing to rise in generation of e-waste across the country. According to the Global E-waste Monitor report 2020, the U.K. is the second largest producer of WEEE in the world. The U.K. generated more than 1.5 million tons of WEEE waste in 2019.

U.K. WEEE Waste Recycling: Key Players

The WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K. is fragmented. Major players operating in the WEEE waste recycling market in the U.K. are SUEZ, Veolia, Sims Metal Management Limited, Ragn-Sells Group, REMONDIS SE & Co. KG, Kuusakoski, Fortum, Marius Pedersen a.s., Norsk Gjenvinning Norge AS, and SCHOLZ RECYCLING GMBH.

U.K. WEEE Waste Recycling: Segmentation

U.K. WEEE Waste Recycling, by Source

  • Household Appliances
  • IT & Telecommunication Equipment
  • Consumer Equipment & PV
  • Others (including Electrical & Electronic Tools, Toys, and Leisure & Sports Goods)

U.K. WEEE Waste Recycling, by End Use

  • Material Recycling
  • Energy Recovery
  • Others (including Reuse of Components and Landfill Disposal)

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