Green Cleaning Trends and Why They Matter

The cleaning industry in Australia is simply enormous, currently encompassing more than 30,000 individual cleaning businesses and related enterprises that together employ almost 158,000 people. When looking at how the industry is developing, there’s no escaping the fact that green cleaning is the No.1 trend in the cleaning industry.

But what is making up these green cleaning trends? What do we even mean by “green” cleaning? In this blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at the concept, what it means and what trends are helping define this new eco-friendly approach to cleaning.

What is “Green Cleaning”?

In simple terms, green cleaning refers to the practice of making the many acts of cleaning in all its many forms more environmentally sound, as well as sustainable. This includes the formulation and manufacture of cleaning agents, as well as the tools and peripherals used to carry out cleaning tasks. It also includes the way in which cleaning waste is disposed of, and more.

Green Cleaning Trend 1: Fewer Chemicals

The first and perhaps the most important immediate trend that is happening is a reduction in the number and types of harsh and abrasive chemicals that are used in the formulation of cleaning products. While such chemicals are undoubtedly effective in their function of stain removal and the destruction of bacteria and other harmful contaminants, they carry side effects that the growing green cleaning movement points out are unacceptable.

Many of these agents have been found to be toxic and damaging to human health, especially the health of children. In addition, when these agents are flushed down our drains and into our sewage and water systems, they often find their way into natural ecosystems where they poison or severely injure many forms of wildlife, as well as damage soil and plant life that these animals depend on.

Green Cleaning Trend 2: Activated Water Technology

A new technique known as Electro Chemical Activation (ECA) creates electrochemically activated salt water that can clean without the aid of harsh solvents. It has already been employed in many parts of the food industry where it is considered far safer and greener than previous harsher (but still effective) chemicals that were used. The salt in the water combined with the electrical charge together are what break up the oil and bacteria.

Green Cleaning Trend 3: Source Reduction

This is a process employed by the manufacturers of existing cleaning products who are trying to reduce the amount of materials that are used in the manufacture of their typical products. Currently it is packaging that is being targeted in particular, since it’s the easiest way to reduce expended resources. That’s because many cleaning products have been made for a long time with over-engineered and overly intricate packaging styles.

Another element to this is increasing the concentration of cleaning agents. This allows for the same amount of cleaning power to be stored in smaller bottles and other packaging, with users simply using less of the product for each clean.

Green Cleaning Trend 4: Microfiber

Microfiber is the new “miracle” material in the cleaning world. These aren’t exactly a brand-new item since they’re often used in the realm of car detailing and other cleaning tasks already. However, they are set to take over as the standard form of cleaning tool, replacing all manner of scrubbing brushes and other things.

The tiny fibers in microfiber cloths pack a much stronger cleaning power than traditional implements, acting like a magnet against all manner of common contaminants. That attraction from the fibers reduces the reliance on cleaning agents, meaning less cleaning product can be used in each clean.

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Michael Caine

Michael Caine is the Owner of Amir Articles and also the founder of ANO Digital (Most Powerful Online Content Creator Company), from the USA, studied MBA in 2012, love to play games and write content in different categories.