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  • In their report titled Tech, Media and Telecom Predictions 2024, Deloitte predicted that we could face gallium and germanium shortages as soon as 2024.

  • We may face a lithium and cobalt shortage for batteries and many other electronics as well.

  • The main challenge that Deloitte noted was that there could be many different material shortages could occur at the same time during 2024 and 2025.

  • We’ll explain how electronics recycling can help preserve materials during a shortage as well as how you can get started with recycling your e-waste today.


Circuit board recycling has always been an efficient way to reuse valuable materials. However, Deloitte has recently predicted that we may face shortages in both gallium and germanium as soon as 2024. These materials are integral in creating the semiconductors present in chips and circuit boards. Deloitte also predicted a further shortage of lithium and cobalt, which are important components of laptops, tablets and smartphones.

A close-up of a circuit board

The unique challenge that Deloitte points out is how these shortages may occur at the same time during 2024 and 2025. Electronics recycling is one of the most efficient methods for to preserving materials for re-use during a shortage.


Whether or not there is an impending shortage, it is always the more sustainable option to recycle your electronics. When you recycle your e-waste, valuable materials are broken down to their core materials and able to be re-used. Some materials are quite valuable, such as gold and palladium. Some recycling centers have entire ITAD departments dedicated to appraising, repairing and re-selling your e-waste for a percentage of profit back.


The core of what it means to recycle is to reduce, re-use and re-purpose where possible. AIT has carefully assessed each of these stages in the full e-waste lifecycle and has tailored our services efficiently to cater to the needs of many different industries.

AIT’s in-house ITAD department is a great incentive to recycle with us! Once you send us a list of materials to be recycled, our expert appraisers and technicians will provide you with an accurate assessment of any value.
If there is no value, we are still able to recycle all of your e-waste and destroy any accompanying data. We will always provide you with certificates and an e-waste report upon completion of every recycling pickup.


Additionally, AIT provides full lifecycle e-waste recycling services including:

  • E-waste Pickups, Drop-Offs and Mail-Ins with Scheduled Subscriptions Services by Request

  • Data Destruction Compliant with NIST 800-80 and NAID Data Destruction Procedures

  • ITAD Management Including an In-House ITAD Team and Customer Support

  • Asset Management Including Tracking Devices and Ensuring a Full Chain of Custody

  • Certificate of Destruction and Certificate of Recycling issued upon completion of every e-waste recycling request.

  • E-Waste Recycling Report Displaying A Breakdown of All Recycled Materials By Type and your Sustainability Snapshot (Total Weight of E-Waste Recycled.)



Article source: https://supplychaindigital.com/operations/chips-trade-war-will-see-surge-in-e-recycling-deloitte

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