US Medical Waste Management Industry

Mar 16, 2011, 16:49 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

US Medical Waste Management Industry

This report analyzes the US market for Medical Waste Management in US$ Million the following Product/Service Segments: Management & Disposal Services, Collection Equipment, Liquid Medical Waste Management, and Treatment & Processing Supplies. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for this market. The report profiles 52 companies including many key and niche players such as BioSAFE Engineering, LLC, Bondtech Corporation, Gamma Waste Systems, Hawaii Bio-Waste Systems, Inc., MCM Environmental Technologies, Inc., MedClean Technologies, Inc., San-I-Pak Pacific, Inc., Stericycle, Inc., MedServe, Inc., Tempico, Inc., and The Mark-Costello Co. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.





Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Medical Waste 3

Human Pathological Waste 3

Human Blood 4

Sharps 4

Cultures and Stocks 4

Animal Waste 4

Waste from Isolation Wards 4

Others 4


Introduction 5

Current & Future Analysis 5

By Product/Service Segment 5

RMW- A Key Concept to the Healthcare Facilities 6

Overview of RMW Management in the US 6

Incineration - The Leading Technology 6

Alternative Technologies - Issues Remain 7

Waste Reduction - The New Mantra 7

Reprocessing - An Effective Medical Waste Management Solution 7

Tit-Bits 8

Market Overview by Segment 8

Medical Waste Management & Disposal Services 8

Liquid Medical Waste Management 8

Collection Equipment 9

Medical Waste Treatment and Processing Supplies 9

Market Outlook 9

RMW Management and Disposal Market - Growth Drivers 9

Growth Inhibitors 10

Action Plans to Boost the Prospects of Waste Management Market 11

Managing Medical Waste 12

Selecting the Proper Technology 12

Treatment Capability 12

Pollution Control 12

Capacity 13

Vendor Support 13

Volume Reduction/Appearance Alteration 13

Trends & Issues 13

Debut of PVC-free Medical Devices 13

Central Waste Treatment Facilities 14

Decentralized Treatment Approach 15

Liquid Medical Waste Disposal Equipment 15

Autoclaving-Gaining Ground in the US 15

Chemical/Mechanical Technologies - Doubts Persist 16

Small Companies Face Difficult Times 16

Growing Disposal Costs and Environmental Issues Shape Market

Fortunes 16

Better Waste Management Cuts Costs 17

Preventing Environmental Damage: A Vital Issue in Waste Disposal 17

An Aging Population Generates Higher Quantity of Medical Waste 17

Persistent Organic Pollutants 17

Incineration - A Cause for Growing Pollution 18

Medical Waste Regulations Curb Incinerator Use 18

Furans, Dioxins and Co-Planar PCBs 18

Proper Waste Management Minimizes Cost and Responsibility 19

Mercury - A Lethal Chemical 19

Ways to Eliminate Mercury from Medical Waste Stream 19

Competitive Scenario 19

Stericycle - The Undisputed Leader 19

Regulatory Overview 20

Revision of Health and Safety Code 20

MWTA - Precursor to Present Day Regulations 20

Definition of Regulated Medical Waste 20

Clean Air Act 1997 - Thumb Rule for the EPA 21

Human Pathological Waste 21

Human Blood 21

Sharps 21

Cultures and Stocks 21

Animal Waste 21

Waste from Isolation Wards 21

Others 22

OSHA - Ensuring Worker Safety 22

Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 22

Department of Transport - Ensuring Safe Transport of RMW 23

Hazmat Employees 24

Hazmat Employee Training 24

Storage 24

Packaging Requirements 24

Documentation 25

US Postal Service 25

What can be Mailed? 25

Prohibited Materials 26

Packaging Requirements 26

Center for Disease Control 26

Guidelines for the Disposal of Pharmaceutical Waste 26

Medical Wastes from Private Homes 27

Radioactive Waste 27

Other Hazardous Waste 27

New Technologies in Medical Waste Management 28

Steam Sterilization/Sanitation 28

Working Mechanism 28

Drawbacks 28

Superheated Steam 29

Hydroclaving 29

Rotoclave 29

Dryheat Treatment 29

Microwave Treatment 30

Chemical Treatment 30

Waste Mineralization/Stabilization 30

Sterilization with Mineralization 31

Burying of Sanitary Wastes 31

Public Sewerage System 31

Decontamination 31

Liquid Medical Waste Disposal 32

Strategic Corporate Developments 32

BioMedical Technology Deploys Biomedical Waste Treatment System 32

Clean Harbors Rolls Out Pharmaceutical Waste Management System 33

Trinova Medical Waste Solutions Introduces TrinovaMed Monarch

Green Machine 33

Stericycle Acquires MedServe 33

WM Healthcare Solutions Snaps Up Mountain High Medical

Disposal Services 34

Sharps Compliance Receives Contract from General Services

Administration 34

Aduromed Industries Changes Name to MedClean Technologies 34

WM Healthcare Solutions Purchases Assets of Spectrum

Environmental Solutions 34

Premier Purchasing Partners Awards Agreements to Stryker and

DeRoyal Industries 35

Advanced Disposal Services Acquires Jacksonville Operations

of Waste Services . 35

Waste Industries USA Acquires American Disposal Services 35

Sharps Compliance Acquires Texas-Based Leased Disposal

Facility . 35

MPRI Announces Expansion into Waste Management Market with

National Training Campaign 36

Premier Renews Agreement with Ascent 37

ZappaTec Introduces Zaploc Absorbent 37

Stericycle Takes Over Commodore Medical Services 37

Franklin Square Hospital Center Acquires Aduromed's MC4 System 37

Aramark Buys Aduromed's Medclean System 38

Enserv West Acquires InEnTec's Medical Waste Business 38

Enserv Acquires Agility Bioservices 38

Stericycle Acquires Medical Waste Management 39

EnergySolutions Acquires NUKEM 39

Veolia Environmental Services Acquires Otis & Sons 39

IESI Corp Acquires Winters Bros Waste Systems 39

Waste Connections Acquires Certain Southeast Operations of

Waste Management 39

Aduromed to Deliver MedClean® Series System to Monaco 39

General Devices Announces Name Change 40

XMED Disposal Unveils XMED MAIL SYSTEM 40

MedServe Takes Over Three Companies of Medical Waste Industry 41

General Devices Acquires Aduromed 41

Avista's Investment in MedServe 41

MedServe Takes Over Envirosolve 41

MedSolutions Acquires SteriLogic Waste Systems 41

Pure Earth Takes Over Terrasyn Group 41

Sanitec Acquires North State Specialty Waste 41

Sharps Compliance Signs Distribution Agreement with Attentus 42

Caprius Signs Distribution Agreement with Renal Dynamics 42

Stericycle Acquires STGL 42

ForeverGreen Selects Premier Medical as Feedstock Supply Partner 42

Bioservices Develops Highly Advanced Technology for Medical

Waste Treatment 43

Stericycle Acquires Medical Systems 43

Medserve Takes Over Engineered Recovery Systems 43

Sanitec Acquires SafeWaste 43

Select Players 43

BioSAFE Engineering, LLC 43

Bondtech Corporation 44

Gamma Waste Systems 44

Hawaii Bio-Waste Systems, Inc 44

MCM Environmental Technologies, Inc. 44

MedClean Technologies, Inc. 44

San-I-Pak Pacific, Inc. 45

Stericycle, Inc 45

MedServe, Inc. 46

Tempico, Inc 46

The Mark-Costello Co. 46

Market Analytics 47

Table 1: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Medical Waste Management by Product/Service Segment -

Management & Disposal Services, Collection Equipment, Liquid

Medical Waste Management, and Treatment & Processing Supplies

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for the Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 47

Table 2: US Historic Review for Medical Waste Management by

Product/Service Segment- Management & Disposal Services,

Collection Equipment, Liquid Medical Waste Management, and

Treatment & Processing Supplies Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 48

Table 3: US 11-Year Perspective for Medical Waste Management

by Product/Service Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for Management & Disposal Services, Collection

Equipment, Liquid Medical Waste Management, and Treatment &

Processing Supplies for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 49


3a. CANADA 50

A Sneak into the Medical Waste Disposal Treatment and

Equipment Market 50

Leading Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) 50

Facts about the Canadian Medical Waste Management Industry 51

Ontario- A Major Market for Medical Waste Management 52

Strategic Corporate Developments 52

EWI Installs and Commissions a Batch Processor at Abbott 52

Syngas to Acquire Beiseker's Facility 53

Select Players 53

Environmental Waste International, Inc 53

Hydroclave Systems Corp. 53

3b. EUROPE 54

Stress on Waste Minimization 54

Ireland Opts for Non-Incineration Technology 54

Strategic Corporate Development 54

GW Butler Acquires Medical Waste Solutions 54

Kualiti Alam to Develop Own Incinerator 55

Sterile Technologies Group (Ireland) - A Major Player 55


Overview 56

Lack of Resources and Trained Staff Impede Proper Disposal 56

Incineration - Most Preferred Method for Waste Disposal in

Southeast Asian Countries 56

Medical Waste Management in China 56

Regulatory Environment 57

Medical Waste Management in India 57

Regulatory Environment 58

A Step Towards Pyrolysis 58

Medical Waste Management in Korea 58

Medical Waste Management in Taiwan 59

Market Overview 59

Regulatory Environment 59

USA Vs. Taiwanese Medical Waste Management 60

Medical Waste Management in Vietnam 60

Strategic Corporate Developments 60

UNIDO to Start Medical Waste Disposal Project in India 60

Dalian Dongtai Industrial and Hunan Luyi Industrial

Development Ink Agreement 61

Dong Thap Approves Construction of Medical Solid Waste and

Wastewater Treatment Systems 61

Karnataka Health Systems Development and Reforms to Set 61

Up Liquid Bio- Medical Waste Treatment Plants 61

Pantai Hospital Group to Expand Business 61

SCB Hospital Completes Installation of Waste Treatment Unit 61

Stericorp Acquires Remaining Interest in DSA 62

Lehmamn Brothers to Acquire a Minor Share in Ramky 62

Globetech Environmental and MediVac Ink Joint Venture Agreement 63

United Engineers Signs a Deal with WB Unit 63

Lo's Enviro-Pro and Tsinghua Daring ink Joint Venture Deal 64

Furukawa and Toho Zinc Establish Joint Venture Company 64


Medical Waste Management in Jamaica 65

Medical Waste Management in Saudi Arabia 65

Medical Waste Management in South Africa 66

Medical Waste Management in Tanzania 66

Management of Infectious Waste 66

Medical Waste Vs. Municipal Waste 67

Incineration 67

Strategic Corporate Developments 68

Bio-Waste Management to Establish Bio-Medical Waste Plant 68

Sharjah Environment and Green Planet Ink Agreement 68

International Power Inks MOU and Cooperation Protocol

Agreement with the Arab Republic of Egypt 68

Aqua Clean Unveils Medical Waste Treatment Centre 69


Total Companies Profiled: 52 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 54)


Region/Country Players


The United States 43

Canada 5

Japan 2

Europe 2

The United Kingdom 1

Rest of Europe 1

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 2


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