— Germany, France, Italy and Central and Eastern European countries offer immense growth opportunities
LONDON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Electrical and electronic equipment account for the fastest growing volume of waste generated. Consequently, managing this waste has become imperative to limit hazardous elements and to decrease illegal dumping and export to cheaper countries. The increasing volume of waste electrical and electronics equipment (WEEE) coupled with scarcity of precious metals, high cost of mining, and limited landfill capacity have lent momentum to the European WEEE recycling market. The need to recycle e-waste has prompted waste management companies to optimise collection systems as well as recovery and recycling technologies, further aiding market development in the region.