E-Waste

As technology continues to burrow into our everyday life, we are facing unprecedented growth in the production of electronics. However, this comes with the baggage that is e-waste as consumers continually seek for the next shinier and sleeker device.  Coupled with limited governance about its recycling and flow, e-waste is now one of Asia's burgeoning issues.

16M

Tonnes of E-Waste Produced in Asia

94%

of E-Waste is not recycled globally

19.5

KG of E-Waste produced yearly per person in Singapore

50M

Tonnes of E-Waste Produced Globally

60%

Statutory Recycling Targets (Japan)

11

KG of E-Waste produced yearly per person in the world

Macro Trends for Consideration

The impact of e-waste transcends physical borders. The export of e-waste across the globe happens more frequently than we think, with up to 41.8 million tonnes of e-waste exported yearly.

Asia 

%

North America

%

Europe

%

Africa

%

Oceania

%
#2

Singapore is #2 Top E-Waste Producer in Asia

65B

USD Worth of Resources in
E-Waste Thrown Away

400

% Increase in Precious Metal Imports & Exports from Singapore

POTENTIAL
OPPORTUNITIES

Our predictions for the fastest growing sectors within the e-waste sector.

Sustainability

Recycling, disposing, repurposing
- how can we minimise e-waste,
or lessen the impact it has on the environment? 

1

Secure Data Destruction

Our devices contain more sensitive information than ever, but how
should individuals or companies
go about to ensure complete and
secure data destruction?

2

IT Asset Retirement

Businesses tend to keep their replaced
IT assets in cold storage - a practice that
is both costly and space-consuming.  

3

Metals Recovery

E-waste is a literal gold mine,
with precious metals like gold,
silver, palladium, and platinum
recoverable from the electronic
scrapyard.

4

Modularised/
Replaceable Parts

Turn e-waste on its head by
introducing modular designs that
allows consumers to replace
malfunctioning parts without replacing
the whole device.

5

Cannibalising
Parts

Taking recycling and repurposing
to a new level - stripping apart other devices to retrieve replacement parts
and componenents for new devices.

6

Repair and Restore
E-Waste

Showing e-waste some TLC to
restore them to their former glory.
Besides recycling, the refurbishment
of e-waste is an option that reduces
the sheer amount of waste generated.

7

Sales of Refurbished Certified E-Waste

Beyond the mere ad on online
forums, how can we tap into
the online marketplace to sell
refurbished and certified
e-waste?

8

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