Medical Waste Disposal Market Is Expected to Grow Due to the Increasing Volume of Healthcare Waste From the Healthcare Industry, 2025 | Grand View Research, Inc.

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According to new study by Grand View Research, APAC is expected to witness the highest growth rate, due to the rising social awareness and establishment of strict regulations for the proper disposal of medical wastes.

Procurement Outlook

Medical waste contains potentially infectious materials generated by several healthcare facilities like hospitals, laboratories, physician’s offices, dental practices, veterinary clinics, and medical research facilities. The medical waste may include gloves, gauze, gowns, human or animal tissues, cultures of infectious diseases/agents, discarded vaccines, etc. Based on type, medical waste can be categorized into the following categories:

Sharps: Needles, scalpels, lancets, broken glass, razors, ampules, staples, wires, and trocars.
Infectious waste: Swabs, tissues, excreta, equipment, and lab cultures.
Radioactive: Unused radiotherapy liquid or lab research liquid.
Pathological: Human fluids, tissue, blood, body parts, bodily fluids, contaminated animal carcasses.
Pharmaceuticals: Unused, expired, and/or contaminated vaccines, drugs, injectable, and pills.
Chemical: Disinfectants, solvents used for laboratory purposes, batteries, and heavy metals from medical equipment.
Genotoxic waste: Carcinogenic, teratogenic, or mutagenic, cytotoxic drugs.
General non-regulated medical waste: Non-hazardous waste, other than chemical, biological.

These medical wastes is disposed of by first making it safe through a sterilization process. Waste that cannot be recycled, such as, gauze or needles, still needs to sanitized and make it non-hazardous before it can be disposed of. This inactivates all bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores by using high temperature and thus the items are considered safe for recycling or disposal.

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Demand Outlook

The global medical waste disposal market is valued at USD 7 billion in 2020 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6% from 2020 to 2025 due to the increasing volume of healthcare waste and from the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry post-Covid-19. North America and Europe have the largest share in the medical waste disposal market as these two regions have more standardized and structured medical waste management systems in place compared to other regions. However, APAC is expected to witness the highest growth rate, due to the rising social awareness and establishment of strict regulations for the proper disposal of medical wastes.

Cost Drivers

Incineration, sterilization through autoclaving and chemical treatment are the key cost drivers of medical waste disposal services accounting for more than 30% of the overall cost of service. The other major cost components include collection, transportation, and storage services.


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