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Recent Trends and Innovations Facilitating COVID-19 Waste Management

  • Report

  • 54 Pages
  • August 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5437936

Technological advancements in biohazardous waste handling and treatment methods to facilitate the development of effective COVID-19 waste management ecosystem

Waste management technologies are amongst the most important tools we can deploy to reduce our impact on nature. Further, efficient and eco-friendly waste management solutions also enable a healthy environment by reducing the probability of contagion transmissions. During the pre-COVID period, efficient and effective waste collection and treatment/disposal infrastructure for healthcare waste were only present in developed nations and urban cities in developing economies. Further, the trend of developing technology innovations focused at improving the waste management sector was witnessing a moderate growth. However, the COVID-19 outbreak led the entire waste management sector (especially in developing economies) into the abyss, biohazardous waste production skyrocketed and the waste collection infrastructure crumbled due to high waste production and restricted moment caused by sudden announcements of lockdowns.

Recently, the waste Industry participants and prominent research institutes have fast tracked the development of efficient waste management solutions; Technologies such as artificial intelligence, robots, internet of things, and on-site waste disinfection are thoroughly being explored for optimization of the waste management ecosystem. This research study - Recent Trends and Innovations Facilitating COVID-19 Waste Management - focuses on technologies advancements in COVID-19 Waste Management - overview and current trends along with the technology readiness status of respective technologies. Further, key challenges, recent trend & developments, industry collaborations, and research and development (R&D) activities in the COVID-19 Waste Management sector are covered in the study.

The findings and growth opportunities depicted in this study will help to drive the development of a resilient and cost effective biohazardous waste management ecosystem. The study discusses supportive regulatory frameworks evolving across the globe and prominent industry collaborations which are expected to play a significant role in facilitating the development of efficient COVID-19 waste management infrastructure.

The growth opportunities in COVID-19 Waste Management:

  1. The need of the hour is a technology solution that provides modular and plug-and-play solutions, for on-site waste disinfection and/or treatment in a cost-effective manner.
  2. Technology convergence of advanced sensors, utilizing ultrasonic imaging quality, and artificial intelligence-driven algorithms for developing a smart and dynamic waste collection infrastructure, enabling a waste collection ecosystem with a minimal cost per unit of waste collected per unit of distance of waste transported.
  3. The collaborative ecosystem among the Industry participants and research universities should facilitate the process of developing technology solutions focused on solving the two hurdles of COVID-19 Waste Management: the minimum threat of virus transmission due to inefficient waste management and cost-effectiveness.

The study deeply illustrates the following:

  • COVID-19 waste management– overview and current technology trends
  • Factors driving adoption and development of technologies
  • Biohazardous waste production & disposal supply chain and associated trend developments
  • Technology analysis, applications landscape and future prospects
  • Technology ecosystem: innovations and key stakeholders
  • Patent landscape of COVID19- waste management technologies
  • Growth opportunities in COVID19 waste management space

Table of Contents

1.0 Strategic Imperatives
1.1 Why Is It Increasingly Difficult to Grow? Factors Creating Pressure on Growth
1.2 The Strategic Imperative 8™
1.3 The Impact of the Top 3 Strategic Imperatives on the COVID-19 Waste Management Industry
1.4 Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™

2.0 Research Context and Summary of Findings
2.1 Research Context
2.2 Research Scope-Key Questions the Research Will Answer
2.3 Research Methodology
2.4 Key Findings in COVID-19 Waste Management

3.0 COVID-19 Waste Management-Growth Environment Overview
3.1 The Highly Contagious Nature of the COVID-19 Virus Mandates Efficient Waste Management Protocols Adhering to Safety Guidelines
3.2 Polypropylene, Cardboard, and Metallic Components Form a Significant Share of COVID-19 Waste
3.3 Traditional Waste Management Protocols Ineligible for COVID-19 driven Biohazardous Waste Generation
3.4 Efficient Waste Management via Technological Advancements and Digitization of COVID-19 Waste Supply Chain
3.5 Growth Drivers for COVID-19 Waste Management Sector
3.6 Growth Restraints for COVID-19 Waste Management Sector

4.0 Innovations Facilitating COVID-19 Waste Management
4.1 Technologies Enabling Efficient COVID-19 Waste Management
4.2 On-site Biohazardous Waste Management
4.3 IoT-powered Garbage Bins with Load and Communication Modules
4.4 AI-powered Waste-sorting Robot Technology
4.5 Integrated Sterilizer and Shredder
4.6 Sensor and Analytic Software
4.7 Smart Sensors, RFID, and Collection-efficiency Analysis
4.8 IoT-enabled Smart Waste Bin Management Systems

5.0 Regulatory Landscape and IP Analysis
5.1 Regulatory Incentives and Collaborations Among Private Participants Driving Advancements in COVID-19 Waste Management
5.2 The United States Leads R&D Activity in COVID-19 Waste Management Technologies

6.0 Growth Opportunities and Insights
6.1 Growth Opportunity: On-site Waste Treatment for Streamlined Waste Management Operations, 2021
6.2 Growth Opportunity-Advanced Sensory Devices and Big Data Analytics Enabling Cost-effective and Efficient COVID-19 Waste Management, 2021
6.3 Growth Opportunity-Collaborations Among Industry Participants and Research Organizations are Expected to Pave the Way for Advancements In COVID-19 Waste Management, 2021
6.4 Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth of COVID-19 Waste Management

7.0 Key Industry Influencers
7.1 Industry Interactions

8.0 Next Steps
8.1 Your Next Steps
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