Everybody starts their zero-waste journey from some where different, based on what catches their interest. We started by feeling uneasy about the stuff we own and throw out after a single shop. After a little bit of research, we realized that there are lots of products that we can use and simple things that we can do to achieve a waste-free life. we decided to make small changes, to live more simply and more sustainably. However, finding and getting these eco-friendly products turned out to be difficult. So here we am with a first set of products to help you with your zero-waste life. Browse these colorful and trendy zero-waste plastic free products.
About Tina Beyer
Tina Beyer, the founder and owner of Ecoelephant, runs the online shop from home. She is a passionate zero waster and always tries to look for plastic alternatives. She is born and brought up in Kerala and have been living in Cape town since 2011. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Information Technology, Diploma in Naturopathy and Yogic Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga. She also have done courses in Ayurveda. Her last employer was IBM in Bangalore. Tina is married to Pat and they have a beautiful eco-warrior daughter.
The Zero-Waste movement is growing, and Tina feel very happy to be on board. Her business is about people, inspiring and educating each other to make better choices, creating jobs locally and touching lives. Living sustainably results in a more meaningful life. Remember that as consumers, our buying power can be a strong force for positive change. We don’t want to make sustainability expensive, therefore we try to be as affordable as possible for others to encourage a plastic-free, zero-waste lifestyle. We also love it when products can be used for many different things - it makes life so much simpler and, of course, sustainable.
We believe that there are natural and zero-waste alternatives to things we use in our daily lives. Living a waste-free life doesn’t have to be gloomy. We bring a zero-waste, sustainable life with fun. We are focused on “refuse reduce, reuse and recycle.”
We encourage locally made products. Our aim is to include others, especially mother , elderly and women entrepreneurs, by creating local employment opportunities. All our handmade and handcrafted products are made by work from home mothers, elderly ladies & community upliftment projects. Often these women are the sole breadwinners in the family. They hold together families affected by poverty. These ladies in spite of the grief, poverty, stigma, and violence, care for their children, families and grandchildren. They may also be nursing the dying and bringing up orphaned grandchildren on their own.
We aim to up-skill & reskill these ladies and turn the tide on poverty & ill-health in their homes & communities and give them a decent wage.
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