About us

Ecorific
Re-usable Bags with a Purpose

ECORIFIC are "Re-usable Bags with a Purpose"
made with Zero Waste living in mind.
We encourage sustainable living and believe in reducing Single Use Plastic by encouraging people to BYOB (Bring your own Bag).
The Bags are used for shopping, carrying lunches to work or school, travelling, picnics, festivals or any 'On the Go' activities.

Create Less Waste

The term Zero Waste is actually an industrial term referring to a Circular Economy and not just a lifestyle trend. This is where we design, manufacture, consume and recover without waste as an end product. Currently we have a Linear economy, which means we design with obsolescence in mind. Many people think that the term zero waste means all or nothing. In fact it is rather to carefully look at what we are designing, to embrace conscious consumption, material mindfulness, resourcefulness and simplicity. We need to shift our attitudes around consumerism, resources and materials and bring value back to our belongings.

Plastic Free July

#plasticfreejuly is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. The movement started in Australia in 2011 and now people from all over the world partake in committing to not using single-use disposable plastic for a month thereby creating an awareness of the huge problem of plastics in our oceans and environment. Globally a million+ people partake from 130 countries worldwide.

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall

Starting with a zero waste mindset

It’s time to get creative and to think about your biggest sources of waste in your home. What do you throw away in the bin or recycle?

Food scraps, vegetable peelings, takeaway containers, cleaning and toiletry products, or paper? Now start by trying to reduce in the areas with the most waste. Some ideas to start implementing would be to buy fabric produce bags which will cut down on grocery waste, a re-usable coffee cup and water bottle, a stainless steel straw, a reusable cutlery set and a Compost bin.

Saying “no” to items you don’t need – the plastic straw in a drink at a restaurant or a plastic bag at the grocery till. A zero waste lifestyle would be much easier if we had more shops that sold items in bulk and you could bring your own container (BYOC) to fill. However, remember that your daily choices matter, it doesn’t matter how big or small it is, but it’s a start!

Meet Sue Freeling

Hi, I’m Sue. If you love all things natural, sustainable zero waste and reusable then you’ve come to the right place! I live in the lovely coastal town of Hout Bay in Cape Town. A wonderfully diverse town, full of history and the world famous Champman’s Peak Drive and the Sentinel Peak overlooking the harbour and ocean. My favourite place on the earth! If you would like to know more about why and how I started my Zero Waste journey, click to read more here.