Cell Phone Recycling in the US: Market Research Report

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Cell Phone Recycling Market Research Report | Technology | Clean Technologies | Apr 2015

Good as new: The industry continues to benefit from regulation and rising commodity prices

IBISWorld’s Cell Phone Recycling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Gazelle Gazelle market share
HOBI International HOBI International market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Increasing cell phone ownership, the emergence of smartphone technologies and increasingly rapid mobile phone replacement rates created a replacement market among cell phone users and widened the potential base of phones available for recycling. As collection of cell phones for recycling and reuse becomes easier, the industry is poised to exhibit growth as a result of a widening base of key inputs (i.e. used phones). Consequently, IBISWorld forecasts industry revenue to continue growing through 2020.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Cell Phone Recycling industry faces a low level of barriers to entry. Although entering the industry may not be difficult, new entrants must compete with established operators in the industry that benefit from having an established reputation of reliability. As many cell phone recycling companies offer identical services, a reputation for fair prices and quality refurbishment can sway the customer one way or the other. While not a barrier to entry, this factor can make it difficult for a new entrant to gain a steady customer base.

New entrants also need to have strong knowledge of changing technological trends in the cell phone industry. Refurbishing cell phones requires knowledge of changing technological trends and technical expertise in cell phone systems... purchase to read more


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What is the Cell Phone Recycling Industry?

Businesses in this industry primarily separate and sort recyclable materials from cell phones, smart phones, pagers and personal digital assistants. Companies also refurbish devices for resale. Revenue from processing other electronics is excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Asset RecoveryDemanufacturingShreddingGlass CleaningOther Activities
Industry Activities
Refurbishing cell phonesSelling refurbished cell phonesReselling used cell phonesRecovering cell phone material

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