Green Chemistry-Marketed Products Lead Sector Growth, Finds GC3 Report Produced with CSB

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Sustainable consumerism is making waves in many sectors, including household chemical products such as dish detergent, household cleaners, skincare, pool chemicals, and many more.

An article recently published in The Baytown Sun highlights a new report from The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), produced in partnership with CSB, North Carolina State University, the Dynamic Sustainability Lab at Syracuse University, and Duke University.

The report found significant growth in green chemistry-marketed products with the share of green chemistry-marketed products rising from 10.1% to 14.3% between 2015 and 2019 compared to their conventional counterparts. Moreover, sales continued to climb despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Consistent with CSB’s Sustainable Market Share Index which found that sustainable-marketed consumer packaged goods delivered 54.7% of growth in the sector, the GC3 report found that green chemistry-marketed products accounted for 62% of market growth between 2015 and 2019—a rate of growth 12.6 times faster than conventional products.

Excerpt: “The sector's trajectory indicates a strong source of job and economic growth: for every job created in the green chemistry industry, on average, eight additional jobs are created, and for every dollar of value-added created, over six dollars of value-added are created throughout the U.S. economy.”