The Asian-Pacific market for electronic-waste recycling is predicted to exceed $4 billion by 2017, prompting nations there to consider regulations to control its disposal, according to a Frost & Sullivan report. "A key challenge for participants is finding sizable amounts of e-waste to justify technological investments," said Prashanth Kay of Frost & Sullivan. "Participants have to expand their network of collections through strategic collection points, especially since waste management standards have not been at par with global standards."

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