Global green cleaning market worth $51bn by 2021

Green cleaning products are said to account for 3% of the $150bn global market at present

Green cleaning products will grow in demand globally and in the Middle East. [Representational image]
Green cleaning products will grow in demand globally and in the Middle East. [Representational image]

The global market for sustainable cleaning products is expected to be worth $51bn by 2021, spurred by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4%. 

Increased construction activity and rising demand for LEED-certified facilities managers has raised the profile of sustainable cleaning products, with equipment manufacturers now tailoring their product designs to suit regional demand. 

According to Adrienne Doolan, CEO at Green Touches Cleaning Services, said the market is currently witnessing "a growing trend towards green cleaning solutions with hospitality and residential sectors showing the strongest demand".

In a statement released by Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW), Doolan added: "However, the commercial sector has still to adapt to greener practices and needs to put the health of the consumer before profit.

"The market is being further pushed by UAE’s sustainability goals under Vision 2021; this change will force the commercial sector to adopt green solutions.

"Some trends to watch out for in the green cleaning sphere include high performance machinery and adopting of HEPA standards, a move towards more efficient cleaning machines, steam cleaning and the adoption of quality microfibre cloths and mops," Doolan added. 

Representatives from the organising team behind MECTW said green cleaning products account for 3% of the $150bn global market at present. 


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