About Us

Everybody starts their zero-waste journey from some where different, based on what catches their interest. I started by feeling uneasy about the stuff we own and throw out after a single shop. After a little bit of research, I realized that there are lots of products that we can use and simple things that we can do to achieve a waste-free life. I 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 I am with a first set of products to help you with your zero-waste life. Browse these colourful and trendy zero-waste plastic free products.

The Zero-Waste movement is growing, and I feel very happy to be on board. My 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. I also love it when products can be used for
many different things - it makes life so much simpler and, of course, sustainable.

We encourage locally made products. Our aim is to include others, especially mother and women entrepreneurs, by creating local employment opportunities. Most of my handmade and handcrafted products are made by mom entrepreneurs, community projects and sheltered employment establishments.

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.”

This is a journey of minimalism, zero-waste, plastic-free, mindful living and slowing down. Sign up for our newsletters and like our facebook page to be in touch with us.

About Tina Beyer

I am the founder of Ecoelephant. I was born and brought up in Kerala and have been living in Cape town since 2011. I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Information Technology, Diploma in Naturopathy and Yogic Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga. I have also done courses in Ayurveda. My last employer was IBM in Bangalore. I am married to Pat and we have a daughter. I am a work-from-home-mom and this is an online business.