More and more people are caring about the earth pollution because of the plastic pollution problem and it’s snowballing. when a product is about saving our earth. the market will be sustainable. Eco-friendly products are one of such markets. China is the biggest export country of Eco-Friendly Products in the world. A newbie will definitely encounter some challenges when it comes to Sourcing Eco-Friendly Products from China.

However, importing eco products from China is not as complicated as hard above. This post will serve as a comprehensive guide by shedding light on how you can research the market of your eco-friendly product, select the right products and also find the right suppliers. You will also discover some compliance and safety regulations for top Eco-Friendly Products importing countries from China.

How to view Eco products market?

1 Google trends

You can use Google Trends to validate your product ideas. It tracks the terms that people search for. You can refine the search results by using time period and location to see the relative popularity of search terms at a glance.
Google Trends will give you insights into the different search terms that have changed across time. It will also give you an idea about the trends changing within the last few hours or days.
Let’s move to the Google Trends for eco products

eco products China

As you can see the eco products trends have to keep a growing trend and because European Commission said the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached a preliminary agreement to restrict single-use plastic items like straws, plates, cutlery, and cotton swabs. The agreement has to be formally approved before being implemented over the course of two years(2021). Eco products will continue to keep a sustainable growing status. As a result, you can see eco-friendly products are a good option for you.

2. Use Comtrade To Get Trade Data

Comtrade  gives free access to detailed global trade data. It is a repository of official international trade statistics as well as relevant analytical tables
We list stainless steel straws H.S Code: 732393, one of the eco products to know how was the market trend:

eco products trend

As you can see the eco products trends have to keep a growing trend and because European Commission said the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached a preliminary agreement to restrict single-use plastic items like straws, plates, cutlery, and cotton swabs. The agreement has to be formally approved before being implemented over the course of two years(2021). Eco products will continue to keep a sustainable growing status. As a result, you can see eco-friendly products are a good option for you.

3 Whether your local market is suitable for eco products or not?

In the above post we introduced google trends, now see the location for eco products is selling hot.

eco products sourcing

The table above shows the 5 place online hot is:
1: New Zealand
2: Australia
3: Singapore
4: South Africa
5: Philippines

But you may think this product scope is too big, then let us see the metal straws trends in the global world:

metal straws market

The table above shows NO.5 is the UK. Therefore, if you want to know specific eco products in your market, you could search google trends for reference.

Decide what eco products to sell

When you are looking for eco earth-friendly products from China, However, you don’t have any idea to import. There are lots of categories of green products manufactured in China. However, it’s hard to categorize some as green cleaning products. The table as below will help you to identify your eco product. If it is an eco-green product then you can move forward with the eco products standard in your country.

Product Scope For Chinese eco-friendly products

jade products

Jade Products

gua sha mushroom wholesale

Gua Sha Tools

Wholesale Cleaning Paster manufacturer

Eco Cleaning Paste

wholesale Reed Straws

Reed Straws

Colorful metal Straws

Stainless Steel Straws

menstrual cup wholesale

Menstrual Cup

Bamboo Cultery Set

Bamboo Cultery Set

Reusable Mesh Produce Bags Wholesale Manufacturer

Mesh Produce Bags

collapsible coffee cup manufacturer

Collapsible Coffee Cup

Portable Telescopic Straws

Telescopic Straws

Titanium Cutlery

Titanium Straws

Bamboo Toothbrush manufacturer

Bamboo Toothbrush

Silicone Bags Wholesale Manufacturer

Silicone Bags

Stainless steel straws Cup

Stainless Steel Cups

Silicone products

Silicone Products

Metal Cutlery Set

Keep an eye on your niche

As the above table shows, too many eco products can be sold on the market. But which one is good for selling in 2020. Sukeauto is the best Stainless steel straws factory or eco all purpose cleaner manufacturer in China suggest you try eco reusable stainless steel straw or Silicone Menstrual Cup to start your niche eco-products market.

1 From Google trends to check the all-purpose cleaner

cleaning paste on google

As you can see the multi-purpose magic cleaner trends have to keep growing trend since 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are working from home than ever before. and since the homemade all purpose cleaner made of natural silicon powder, natural glycerin, purified water, natural soap powder, it’s eco-friendly simple green all purpose cleaner. As a result, you can see eco-friendly cleaning paste is a good option for you.

2 From Google trends to check the stainless steel straw

SS STRAWS

Back in Feb 2018, just only a few people care about SS reusable drinking straws, After that Environment ocean people all for no plastic straws. Because Each year, an estimated 18 billion pounds of plastic waste enters the world’s ocean from coastal regions. That’s about equivalent to five grocery bags of plastic trash piled up on every foot of coastline on the planet. Including Prime Minister Theresa May announced the new ban during a meeting with Commonwealth nations, noting that plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges the country faces. The chart above shows that this is going to be viral. Thus, you should be in so much money by now if you discovered the potential of this reusable stainless steel straws and imported them earlier than your competitors. But even if you missed this time, don’t complain. Opportunities will come again as long as you’re well prepared.

Prime Minister Theresa

2 Plastic straw Ban

At present, more cities and Countries are drafting the policy of Plastic straw Ban. If your city or country will do that, no doubt it is a great opportunity to enter this reusable straws niche market. More information you could follow: A running list of action on plastic pollution.
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As a result, when you confirm your niche eco products, you can use the above 2 ways to have a simple overview and evaluate.

Where to Find factories and Suppliers of eco products in China

As with other products manufactured in China, eco have their own places of origin. Irrespective of where you are in China or if you are searching for Chinese suppliers via online platforms, you need to pay attention to where suppliers are located. Eco products made in China are distributed in 5 places.

Hefei location

1. Heifei, Capital of Anhui Province—Where Bamboo Products Are Mainly Produced

Hefei city which is located in Anhui Province. It is referred to as the Bamboo Products such as bamboo toothbrush, bamboo straw, and bamboo fiber cup and dinnerware.

If you have a large bamboo products order, I suggest that you go to Heifei directly. You can take around 1-2 days and visit the factories with a local guide in the area. However, some bamboo fiber products or bamboo straw factories may be in another city of Anhui. Heifei, as the Capital of Anhui Province o, you need to arrive in Heifei High-Speed Railway Station firstly, then exchange the train line to your manufacturer location.

2. Wenzhou/Ningbo, Zhejiang— Paper Cup and Paper Straws Manufacturer Center

If you want to find a disposable paper coffee cup or paper straws factory, you can go to Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province. Wenzhou is a famous city in China, which led to the development of the shoe industry. Now Wenzhou is starting to do Technological transformation. 60% of the paper straw making machine and paper cup machines are made by Wenzhou. There are many paper products factories in this area and Ningbo.
However, I suggest that you bring a translator or agent to help you follow up on production. Because there are very few foreigners who visit Wenzhou factory and just a few locals can speak English as well.

3 Sichuan/Jiangxi/Fuzhou— Bamboo Products Manufacturing center

China is a bamboo weaving country. The compilation area is concentrated in the area rich in bamboo and wood resources in southern China. Sansui County, Guizhou Province, Sichuan, Chongqing, Yunnan, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Fujian, and Anhui are all bamboo production areas. After thousands of years of inheritance, a lot of bamboo crafts have been formed.
But, considering importing Bamboo Products from China, Fuzhou is the best convenient city to visit and place your order. There is Developed traffic in Fuzhou, it’s easy to visit your bamboo product factory from any international city in China.

4 Jieyang City, — Factory Center of Stainless Steel Products

Jieyang- A Small City of Guangdong Province has been producing Stainless Steel hardware such as stainless steel bottle and cup, stainless steel cutlery for hundreds of years and is one of the main birthplaces of China’s Stainless Steel hardware culture. In recent years, in order to enlarge and strengthen the characteristic economy,
The Jieyang Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government made efforts to create a government environment to promote the development of the hardware industry and formulated a plan for the development of the hardware industry and a series of policies.
Measures to promote all-around innovation in industrial systems, technologies, and management, and create distinctive brands to make the hardware industry intensive, large-scale, and group-oriented
Direction development. The person in charge of the chairman of Jieyang Hardware Chamber of Commerce said that Jieyang Hardware has daily hardware, construction hardware, decoration hardware, and tools.
Because Stainless Steel hardware factory Gather together in Jieyang, you could get a very competitive price of eco Stainless Steel products. But as a small city, most companies don’t have a team that speaks English. If you want to source eco stainless steel products in Jieyang and have a visit to your factory, hire a part-time English-translator together with you is a good option.

Like the above post, you knew 4 main places to source your eco products, but There are thousands of suppliers for each type of eco-friendly products in China. It’s hard to identify who is the real factory, who offer the best price or quality. For this reason, Sukeauto targeting in No.1 Eco Product Sourcing Agent in China, build a new Eco-Products Sourcing team that helps you find the best eco products, manufacturer.

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Compliance and Safety When sourcing eco products from China

Compliance and Safety When sourcing eco products from China
Since toy products are mostly used by mouth and body, many countries in the world have strict regulations and high requirement for them. One of the biggest challenges encountered in importing eco products from China is certificate and safety.
Different countries have diverse standards that are required for eco products to be imported. Below are some of the certifications that are required by eco products toy-importing countries:

  • United States (FDA Test)

FDA is the English abbreviation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is the international medical audit authority and is authorized by the US Congress, the federal government. It is the highest law enforcement agency specializing in food and drug management
Nearly 95% of the eco products are used for drinking or food, and finally into our body. It’s a serious thing that you should purchase your eco-friendly products passed FDA Test.

  • Europe (SGS Test, Germany LFGB)

Eco products that are being taken to Europe need to pass SGS Test, toys need to pass. What’s more, According to the different needs of customers, we also provide food-grade contact materials testing (Germany LFGB, 1935/2004/EC, US FDA, French DGCCRF, etc.), ROHS testing, SVHC testing, REACH testing, PAHS testing, DMF Fuma Testing and testing technical consultation and service for various products such as acid salt, EH71 (-1, -2, -3, -9), textile testing, packaging instructions (94/62/EC).

  • Australia/New Zealand (AS/NZS ISO8124)

The Australian Standards for eco products, AS/NZS 8124 part 1, 2 and 3 were updated to the 2016 version in June 2016. The Australian standards were modified from ISO 8124:2014.
AS/NZS 8124 standards help to test physical and mechanical, flammability and heavy metal requirements. The updates of the AS/NZS ISO 8124 standards can be found at http://www.asiainspection.com/regulatory-updates/August-2016/australia-toys-standards

Conclusion

The eco-friendly products importation business is a blue ocean market that anyone can venture into and make in the next 3 years. If you have any questions, drop them in the comment section below. I’ll love to hear from you.