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Global Medical Waste Management Market - Forecast 2021 to 2026

  • ID: 5547555
  • Report
  • January 2022
  • Region: Global
  • 124 Pages
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BWS Incorporated
  • CLEAN HARBORS, INC.
  • Daniels Health
  • Gamma Waste Services
  • REMONDIS Group
  • Stericycle, Inc.
The global medical waste management market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.56% during the forecast period to reach US$22.690 billion by 2026, from US$15.536 billion in 2019. Medical waste is generated as a result of medical, surgical, and therapeutic procedures carried out in healthcare institutions. Hospitals, diagnostic institutes, and clinics generate waste that must be properly handled and managed. Medical waste management is defined as the collection, treatment, and disposal of biomedical waste through a variety of services such as incineration, chemical treatment, and autoclaving. Medical waste management assures that biomedical waste is collected, contained, processed, and properly disposed, safeguarding the general public, animals, and the environment. The global medical waste management market is segmented by waste type, treatment site, service, and geography.



The increasing volume of biomedical waste is expected to boost the global medical waste management market growth during the forecast period


The majority of medical waste is generated as a result of various disease treatments and tests. Approximately 85 percent of the waste created by healthcare activities is non-hazardous. Similarly, around 15% of waste is hazardous, meaning it is toxic and infectious, posing a serious health risk. According to the WHO, over 16 billion injections were administered worldwide in 2018, necessitating proper and adequate processing in order to dispose of medical waste safely. As a result, the medical waste management market is expected to grow as the demand for safe injection disposal grows to avert health crises.

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, hospitals are producing more non-hazardous medical waste, such as disposable wipes and empty disinfection containers, propelling the medical waste management industry forward. Furthermore, federal agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have specific disposal standards for COVID-19 medical waste. These guidelines simplify and improve the medical waste management process, resulting in increased acceptance of medical waste management. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, India generated 45,308 tons of biomedical waste between June 2020 and May 2021 as a result of an increase in the several diagnostic activities and treatment of COVID-19 patients. Furthermore, government attempts to improve the management of medical waste are propelling the market ahead. The US Environmental Protection Agency, for example, signed a rule in 2019 titled "management standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and amendment to the P075 listing for nicotine," which outlines streamlined rules for treating hazardous pharmaceutical waste. Furthermore, increased funding for research activities and widespread use of biomedical products and technologies are driving market expansion.

During the projection period, however, the high cost of services and transportation is likely to restrain the medical waste management market's expansion.

By region, North America, followed by Asia-pacific is expected to drive the growth of the global drug market during the forecast period.

Because of the rising incidence of chronic diseases, the presence of major players has increased environmental consciousness regarding waste management, and an increase in the amount of medical waste in the region. North America is likely to hold a significant proportion of the medical waste management market. In the United States, many hospitals have started recycling single-use products, which are subsequently sold back to the hospitals at a reduced price.

Many companies in the region are pursuing various growth methods such as collaborations, agreements, mergers, and acquisitions to strengthen their market presence. For example, Waste Management, Inc., US-based waste management, comprehensive waste management, and environmental services firm, paid $4.6 billion for Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. in 2019. The acquisition expands Waste Management's presence and allows the firm to provide an unrivaled level of differentiated, sustainable waste management and recycling services to over 3 million new commercial, industrial, and residential customers in 16 states throughout the US.

On the other hand, the Asia Pacific region is also expected to grow significantly in the forecast period due to an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases, a rise in the geriatric population, increased demand for healthcare products and services, and an increase in the number of hospitals and clinics. Rising public awareness and the implementation of severe rules for the correct disposal of medical wastes and byproducts are also expected to boost the market in the region. For instance, to reduce the burden of medical waste generated, the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh announced plans in May 2021 to increase the volume of bio-medical waste incineration from 2.4 metric tonnes (MT) per day to 6.4 MT per day by authorizing a new Common Bio-medical Waste Treatment and Disposal facility. Similarly, The Chinese government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced a new effort in Nepal in August 2021 to assist seven hospitals in the South Asian country in improving their healthcare waste management systems to better address the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Insights


The global medical waste management market is expected to increase positively as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has put a strain on the world's healthcare systems, increasing the volume of medical waste generated by hospitals, diagnostic centers, research institutions, laboratories, and clinics. Due to the outbreak, the use of single-use or disposal goods increased dramatically. The majority of hospital waste is made up of surgical gloves, disposable bed sheets, masks, surgical gowns, syringes, intravenous saline bags, and other regularly used disposables. As a result, the medical waste management market is likely to be driven by the increased usage of disposable medical items.

Key Market Segments


By Waste Type

  • General
  • Hazardous
  • Infectious

By Treatment Site

  • On-site
  • Off-site

By Service

  • Treatment
  • Disposal
  • Recycling

By Geography

  • North America
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Others
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Others
Frequently Asked Questions about the Global Medical Waste Management Market

What is the estimated value of the Global Medical Waste Management Market?

The Global Medical Waste Management Market was estimated to be valued at $15.5 Billion in 2019.

What is the growth rate of the Global Medical Waste Management Market?

The growth rate of the Global Medical Waste Management Market is 5.6%, with an estimated value of $22.7 Billion by 2026.

What is the forecasted size of the Global Medical Waste Management Market?

The Global Medical Waste Management Market is estimated to be worth $22.7 Billion by 2026.

Who are the key companies in the Global Medical Waste Management Market?

Key companies in the Global Medical Waste Management Market include Stericycle, Inc., SUEZ, Veolia, CLEAN HARBORS, INC., Waste Management, Inc., BioMedical Waste Solutions, LLC, REMONDIS Group, Daniels Health and Gamma Waste Services.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BWS Incorporated
  • CLEAN HARBORS, INC.
  • Daniels Health
  • Gamma Waste Services
  • REMONDIS Group
  • Stericycle, Inc.

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. COVID-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3.1. Research Highlights
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Powers of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.4. The threat of New Entrants
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
5. GLOBAL MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET, BY WASTE TYPE
5.1. Introduction
5.2. General
5.3. Hazardous
5.4. Infectious
6. GLOBAL MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET, BY TREATMENT SITE
6.1. Introduction
6.2. On-Site
6.3. Off-Site
7. GLOBAL MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET, BY SERVICE
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Treatment
7.3. Disposal
7.4. Recycling
8. GLOBAL MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. United States
8.2.2. Canada
8.2.3. Mexico
8.3. South America
8.3.1. Brazil
8.3.2. Argentina
8.3.3. Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. Germany
8.4.2. France
8.4.3. United Kingdom
8.4.4. Spain
8.4.5. Others
8.5. Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. Saudi Arabia
8.5.2. Israel
8.5.3. Others
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. China
8.6.2. Japan
8.6.3. South Korea
8.6.4. India
8.6.5. Others
9. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT AND ANALYSIS
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrative
9.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
10. COMPANY PROFILES
10.1. Stericycle, Inc.
10.2. SUEZ
10.3. Veolia
10.4. CLEAN HARBORS, INC.
10.5. Waste Management, Inc.
10.6. BioMedical Waste Solutions, LLC
10.7. REMONDIS Group
10.8. Daniels Health
10.9. BWS Incorporated
10.10. Gamma Waste Services
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  • Stericycle, Inc.
  • SUEZ
  • Veolia
  • CLEAN HARBORS, INC.
  • Waste Management, Inc.
  • BioMedical Waste Solutions, LLC
  • REMONDIS Group
  • Daniels Health
  • BWS Incorporated
  • Gamma Waste Services
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown