Global Medical Waste Management Industry

  • June 2014
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 122 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Waste Management in US$ Million. The US market is further analyzed by the following Product/Service Segments: Management & Disposal Services, Collection Equipment, Liquid Medical Waste Management, and Treatment & Processing Supplies. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 34 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Sterile Technology Industries, Inc.
Bondtech Corporation
Gamma Waste Systems
Hawaii Bio-Waste Systems, Inc.
MedClean Technologies, Inc.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Management and Disposal Services I-3
Collection Equipment I-3
Liquid Medical Waste Management I-4
Treatment and Processing Supplies I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
Prelude II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Healthcare Economics amidst a Weak Economy II-2
Table 1: Per-Capita Healthcare Expenditure in Select Regions
(2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 2: Healthcare Spending as a Percentage of GDP (2012)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Aging World Population Drives Demand for Medical Waste Management II-5
Table 3: Global Population Statistics for the 65+ Age Group
(2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 4: Elderly Population (65+ Years) as a % of Total
Population (2000 and 2025) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 5: Percentage of Population Aged 65 and Above in EU-27
Countries, the US and Japan (1960-2030) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 6: Life Expectancy for Select Countries in Number of
Years (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 7: Life Expectancy Rates at Birth by Geographic Region
(1990 and 2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Medical Waste Vs. Municipal Waste II-9
Medical Waste Developing into a Major Issue Worldwide II-10
List of Medical Wastes II-10
List of Bio-medical Waste Sources II-11
Diseases Associated with Biomedical Waste II-11
RMW- A Key Concept to the Healthcare Facilities II-11
Increasing Shift towards Disposables Fuel Medical Waste
Management Market II-12
Competitive Scenario II-12

2. MARKET TRENDS and DRIVERS II-13
Waste Reduction - The New Approach II-13
Automated Guided Vehicle Systems - Gain in Popularity II-13
Ban on Medical Waste Incinerators in the US Triggers Growth II-14
Autoclave and Steam Sterilization Technology Grow in Popularity II-14
Utilizing Waste for Energy Generation - An Emerging Trend II-14
Outsourcing of Disposal Operations on the Rise II-15
Rising Investments in Medical Waste Management Market II-15
Reprocessing - An Effective Medical Waste Management Solution II-15
Pre-Treatment of Waste with Disinfectants II-16
Medical Waste Management Companies Go Green II-16
Centralized Approach of Treating Medical Waste - The Most
Preferred Option II-17
Trend towards PVC-free Medical Devices II-17
Liquid Medical Waste Disposal Equipment on the Growth Curve II-18

3. ISSUES and GROWTH INHIBITORS II-19
List of Standard Treatments for Biomedical Waste Categories II-20
Action Plans to Boost Prospects II-20
Alternative Technologies - Issues Remain II-20
Comparison of Various Parameters among Various Medical Waste
Treatment Technologies II-21
Mechanical/Chemical Treatment Technology and Environmental
Safety Issues II-21
Microwave Irradiation - High Costs Involved II-22

4. REGULATORY OVERVIEW II-23
Revision of Health and Safety Code II-23
MWTA - Precursor to Present Day Regulations II-23
Clean Air Act 1997 - Thumb Rule for the EPA II-23
OSHA - Ensuring Worker Safety II-23
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard II-24
Department of Transport - Ensuring Safe Transport of RMW II-25
Hazmat Employees II-25
Hazmat Employee Training II-25
Storage II-25
Packaging Requirements II-26
Documentation II-26
US Postal Service II-26
What can be Mailed? II-27
Prohibited Materials II-27
Packaging Requirements II-27
Center for Disease Control II-28
Guidelines for the Disposal of Pharmaceutical Waste II-28
Medical Wastes from Private Homes II-28
Radioactive Waste II-28
Other Hazardous Waste II-29
Medical Waste Regulations Curb Incinerator Use II-29
Furans, Dioxins and Co-Planar PCBs II-29

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-30
Definition II-30
Types of Medical Wastes II-30
Human Pathological Waste II-30
Human Blood II-30
Sharps II-30
Cultures and Stocks II-30
Animal Waste II-30
Waste from Isolation Wards II-31
Others II-31
Medical Waste Management Process - Overview II-31
Steps Involved in Biomedical Waste Management Process II-31
Segregation II-31
List of Color Bags Used for Segregating Different Types of
Wastes II-31
Type of Bag used for Segregation with respect to Color II-32
Collection II-32
Storage II-32
Transportation II-32
Treatment of Waste II-32
Treatments Performed for Waste Collected in Color Bags II-32
Safety Measures II-33
Medical Waste Management and Disposal Services II-33
Liquid Medical Waste Management II-33
Collection Equipment II-33
Medical Waste Treatment and Processing Supplies II-33
Managing Medical Waste II-34
Selecting the Proper Technology II-34
Treatment Capability II-34
Pollution Control II-34
Capacity II-35
Vendor Support II-35
Volume Reduction/Appearance Alteration II-35

6. MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES - OVERVIEW II-36
Steam Sterilization/Sanitation II-36
Working Mechanism II-36
Drawbacks II-36
Superheated Steam II-36
Hydroclaving II-37
Rotoclave II-37
Dryheat Treatment II-37
Microwave Treatment II-37
Chemical Treatment II-38
Waste Mineralization/Stabilization II-38
Sterilization with Mineralization II-38
Burying of Sanitary Wastes II-39
Public Sewerage System II-39
Decontamination II-39
Liquid Medical Waste Disposal II-39

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-41
Stericycle Takes Over PSC Environmental Services II-41
UNIDO Introduces Medical Waste Management Project II-41
MoEF Introduces Bio-Medical Waste Management Project II-41
National Medical Waste Management Facility Inaugurated in Jamaica II-41
New Bio-Medical Waste Management Facility to be Constructed in
Jammu and Kashmir II-41
MoH Partners with Wekaya for Medical Waste Management II-41
MoH Enters into Agreement with OESHCO to set up Medical Waste
Treatment Plant II-41

8. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-42
Sterile Technology Industries, Inc. (US) II-42
Bondtech Corporation (US) II-42
Gamma Waste Systems (US) II-42
Hawaii Bio-Waste Systems, Inc. (US) II-43
MedClean Technologies, Inc. (US) II-43
San-I-Pak Pacific, Inc. (US) II-43
Stericycle, Inc. (US) II-44
Tempico, Inc. (US) II-44
The Mark-Costello Co. (US) II-44

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-45
Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Medical Waste Management by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 9: World Historic Review for Medical Waste Management by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Medical Waste
Management by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Overview III-1
Incineration - The Leading Technology III-1
Trends and Issues III-2
Demand for Alternative Technologies on the Rise III-2
Alternate Medical Waste Technologies (2013) III-3
Central Waste Treatment Facilities III-3
Small Companies Face Difficult Times III-4
Table 11: Leading Players in the US Medical Waste
Management Market: Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues
for Stericycle and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 12: Stericycle Acquisition History (2004-2013)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Outsourcing Gains Attention III-5
Better Waste Management Cuts Costs III-6
Persistent Organic Pollutants III-6
Regulatory Environment III-6
Mercury Ban III-7
Recent Industry Activity III-7
Select Players III-7
B.Market Analytics III-11
Table 13: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Medical Waste Management by Product/Service Segment -
Management and Disposal Services, Collection Equipment, Liquid
Medical Waste Management, and Treatment and Processing
Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 14: US Historic Review for Medical Waste Management by
Product/Service Segment - Management and Disposal Services,
Collection Equipment, Liquid Medical Waste Management, and
Treatment and Processing Supplies Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 15: US 15-Year Perspective for Medical Waste
Management by Product/Service Segment - Percentage Breakdown
of Revenues for Management and Disposal Services, Collection
Equipment, Liquid Medical Waste Management, and Treatment and
Processing Supplies Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

2. CANADA III-14
A.Market Analysis III-14
Outlook III-14
Medical Waste Disposal Treatment and Equipment Market III-14
Leading Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) III-14
Facts about the Canadian Medical Waste Management Industry III-15
Ontario- A Major Market for Medical Waste Management III-15
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 16: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Waste Management Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 17: Canadian Historic Review for Medical Waste
Management Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

3. JAPAN III-18
Market Analysis III-18
Table 18: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Waste Management Market Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 19: Japanese Historic Review for Medical Waste
Management Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4. EUROPE III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Outlook III-20
Aging Population to Drive Demand III-20
Table 20: Population Breakup by Age Group for Select
European Countries: 2012 (As a % of Total Population)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21
EU Directives and Legislations Promote Waste Management
Solutions III-22
Growing Demand for Medical Waste Treatment Alternatives to
Incineration in Europe III-22
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 21: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Medical Waste Management Market by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 22: European Historic Review for Medical Waste
Management Market by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 23: European 15-Year Perspective for Medical Waste
Management Market by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK and
Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Outlook III-26
Overview III-26
Table 24: Medical Waste Generation in Select Asian
Countries per year in 2013 (in tons) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26
Focus on Select Countries III-27
China III-27
Regulatory Environment III-27
India III-27
Medical Waste Management Market III-27
Regulatory Environment III-28
Taiwan III-28
Market Overview III-28
Malaysia III-28
Recent Industry Activity III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 25: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Medical Waste Management Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 26: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Medical Waste
Management Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

6. LATIN AMERICA III-32
Market Analysis III-32
Table 27: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Medical Waste Management Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 28: Latin American Historic Review for Medical Waste
Management Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

7. REST OF WORLD III-34
A.Market Analysis III-34
Outlook III-34
Focus on Select Countries III-34
Saudi Arabia III-34
South Africa III-35
Tanzania III-35
Management of Infectious Waste III-35
Incineration III-35
Recent Industry Activity III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 29: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Medical Waste Management Market Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 30: Rest of World Historic Review for Medical Waste
Management Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 34 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 35)

The United States (25)
Canada (3)
Japan (1)
Europe (3)
- The United Kingdom (1)
- Rest of Europe (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (1)
Middle East (2)

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