Researchers released two studies July 9 on the electronic waste recycling industry finding large portions of the waste stream are not recycled and urging greater global recycling. Global Industry Analysts found that 82 percent of e-waste is not recycled, while United Nations University concluded that 85 percent of gold in electronic products is not recycled. According to the GIA report, the electronic waste recycling industry could expand to $34.5 billion by 2018 because incinerators and landfills are currently being used beyond capacity to process electronic waste, in large part due to more frequent replacement of electronics.
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