BIOWORLD CORPORATION is an environmental consultant on “ISO14001” series.

Since our establishment in 1993, BIOWORLD CORP. has proposed various effective methods to recycle industrial waste for many leading Japanese companies. Recently, our precious metal scrap business has been growing rapidly, due tothe United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) recognition of thedanger of E-waste, particularly in developing countries. The UNEP recommends the development capability of high-tech recycling systems to treat E-waste properly. Bioworld Corporation is currently pursuing the import of E-waste that contains precious metals from all over the world, and supplyingmajor Japanese smelting and refinery companies who can smelt efficiently without any pollution. Through our environmental consultant and recycling business, we are now contributing to realization of recycleoriented society!

The background of the rising E-scrap Market

United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) report on e-waste

UNEP is an organization of the United Nations, providing leadership and encouraging partnership in care for the environment. UNEP reported that sales of electronic products in countries like China and India and across continents such as Africa and Latin America are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years in their two reports “Urgent need to prepare Developing Countries for Surge in E-waste” and “Recycling-from E-waste to Resources” in 2009 and 2010. And unless action is stepped up to properly collect and recycle materials, many developing countries face the specter of hazardous e-waste mountains with serious consequences for the environment and public health. Moreover, most e-waste in developing countries is improperly handled, much of it incinerated by backyard recyclers to recover valuable metals like gold – practices that release steady plumes of far-reaching toxic pollution and yield very low metal recovery rates compared to state-of-the-art industrial facilities in developed countries. The reports recommend that the E-waste produced in developing countries should be pre-processed there and be sent to developed countries in order to recover metals efficiently without any pollution.

Global Leading companies’ needs

Nowadays, it is matter of course for all global leading companies that they have responsibility to follow up the final destination of their wastes from the viewpoint of “Corporate Social Responsibility”, and therefore they have strong needs for the traceability of their discarded and accessory products, and wastes. Furthermore, social situation towards eco-oriented society prompt them to dispose of and treat those objects in proper fashion without any pollution.

Volatility of E-Waste market price

Supported by strong market demands for reuse in China, a number of Chinese E-waste trading companies had prospered in global E-waste market recently. However, the conditions in China changes dramatically. Import control by Chinese government through the recognition of danger in e-waste and the higher labor costs in China quickly lower purchasing power of those companies. As a result, the international prices of E-wastes dropped sharply and various E-wastes overflowed into the market all over the world. “Demand and supply” in E-waste market could easily be out of balance by the social and economical situation in China. So the companies and organizations who produce a huge amount of E-waste have to find other stable and reliable buyers except Chinese ones; besides have to find buyers, who can treat E-waste properly and efficiently.