Medical Waste Management Market By Waste Type (Collective Waste, Infectious Waste, Pathological Waste, Sharps, Pharmaceutical Waste, Genotoxic Waste, Chemical Waste), By Techniques (Incineration Process, Non-Incineration Processes), By Activity (Treatment, Disposal, Recycling) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2022

Medical waste is generated in healthcare facilities, medical research institutions and medical laboratories. Appropriate management of medical waste is the prime responsibility of medical facilities as these type of waste often have direct impact on community health, environment and other intermediaries, and demand appropriate control and disposal. Medical waste management comprises activities such as handling, storage, transport, processing and disposal of waste generated.

This report scrutinizes the global medical waste management in terms of the overall trends, market size and forecast, and market competition. This market is segmented from the perspective of waste type, techniques, activity and treatment location. The medical waste management based on waste type is studied for collective waste, biomedical waste, cytotoxic waste, anatomical waste, pharmaceutical waste, genotoxic waste, chemical waste and radioactive waste markets.

On the basis of management techniques, the medical waste management market is segmented into Incineration process and non-incineration processes (thermal processes, chemical-based technologies, irradiative process, biological process, mechanical process) markets. The waste management activities studied in this report are treatment, disposal, recycling and others. This study incorporates market information of the mentioned segmentation in terms of their overall market trends, market size and forecast (USD Mn) for the period 2014-2022 and their respective CAGRs for the period 2016-2022.

Based on geography, the global medical waste management market is studied for the following regional and country level markets:

North America

a)       U.S.

b)       Canada


c)       U.K.

d)       Germany

e)       Rest of Europe


f)        Japan

g)       China

h)       Rest of Asia-Pacific

Middle East and Africa

Latin America

Qualitative information sets such as market dynamics (drivers, challenges anf future prospects) and executive summary for the global medical waste management market are also provided in this report. Assessment tools such as fractal map analysis and attractive investment proposition included in this study to investigate the competitive front of the global medical waste management market. This study is concluded with company profiles section that highlights information about the key companies engaged in development, manufacture and sale of medical waste management services.

The global medical waste management market in terms of management techniques is segmented into:

1.   Non-incineration Processes

a.    Thermal Processes

b.    Chemical-Based Technologies

c.    Irradiative Process

d.   Biological Process

e.    Mechanical Process

2.   Incineration Processes

Medical Waste Management Market

Majority of the medical waste is incinerated, where the process of burning is controlled performed in dedicated incinerators. The most major concern linked with medical waste incinerators is emissions, where a considerable portion of the incinerated waste is plastic and generation of toxic compounds. Considering the specifications of the latest incinerators, majority of harmful compounds from emissions remain in the ash, which is generally disposed in landfills. However, it is expected that the older incinerators will be replaced with other options of on-site incinerators.

In terms of regional distribution, the global medical waste management is studied for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa markets.


Medical Waste Management Market

The detailed regional classification of this market is as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America

North America and Europe collectively take over 60% of the global market revenue from medical waste management. Stringent regulations in these regions pertaining to waste management and control along with keeping a view on environmental protection are the major factors driving the medical waste management market. Emerging regions of Latin America and Asia-Pacific are rapidly following the footprints of the Europe and North America markets and will progress at the fastest market growth rate.

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Published Date:  May 2016
Category:  Medical Devices
Report ID:   57813
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
Rating:    4.4 (55)
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