U.S. Medical Waste Treatment, Containment, Management and Disposal Markets

Published - Jan 2013| Analyst - Melissa Elder| Code - ENV005C
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Report Highlights

The U.S. medical waste treatment, containment management and disposal market was valued at $2 billion in 2007 and is expected to reach $2.5 billion in 2012. Total market value is expected to reach nearly $3.2 billion in 2017 after increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8%.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the market for various types of medical waste treatment, containment, management, and disposal products, with current and potential applications for each
  • Analyses of market trends, with data from 2011, estimates for 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017
  • Discussion of technological issues, including the latest developments
  • Examination of the increased regulatory requirements for incineration methods and an overview of services and containment options used by healthcare companies in the United States
  • Assessments of the risks of contact with medical waste
  • Comprehensive company profiles of major players

Report Scope

This study will be a helpful business tool, providing a thorough evaluation of the regulated medical waste market.  Its geographic scope is U.S. based, with supplemental data for international regions.  The report identifies markets in three general segments:

  • Medical waste treatment.
  • Medical waste containment.
  • Medical waste management and disposal.

Each market segment provides detailed information based on product categories, product use, forecasts, and competitive analyses.

The study focuses on alternative methods of medical waste treatment due to the increased regulatory requirements for incineration methods and provides an overview of services and containment options utilized by health care companies in the United States. 

Products discussed only provide overviews and examples of systems or services on the market.  This is not a comprehensive list of providers or manufacturers.

Analyst Credentials

MELISSA ELDER is a healthcare market analyst specializing in treatments, medical equipment and devices. As a research analyst for more than 20 years, she also worked in medical training and advanced medical technologies. She holds a B.S. degree in business management and is pursuing an MBA in health care management from California Coast University.

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Published - Sep-2007| Analyst - Melissa Elder| Code - ENV005B

Report Highlights

  • The global market for medical waste treatment, containment, management and disposal increased from $1.9 billion in 2006 to an estimated $2.0 billion by the end of 2007. It should reach $2.6 billion by 2012, a compound annual growth rate of 5.1%.
  • The market will continue to be dominated by the service markets with a market share of 80%, or an estimated $1.6 billion, in 2007, expected to reach $2.1 billion by 2012.
  • Medical waste containment systems are expected to experience high growth due to a growing and aging population, a rising incidence of chronic disease, and new requirements for sharps disposal in community and home settings.
Published - Jul-2004| Analyst - Marie Stuckey| Code - ENV005A

Report Highlights

  • In 2003, the U.S. medical waste management and services industry was $1.8 billion. Expected to rise at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 5.7%, the market will exceed $2.4 billion in 2008.
  • The service market dominates, and has for more than 10 years.
  • market, in part because waste generators became increasingly wary about investing in on-site technology.
  • facilities and patients will support growth in the service market.
  • rate, an AAGR of 10.4%, but only will be 3.5% of the total infectious waste segment

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