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Our Products

We sell biodegradable packaging for food. It lasts as long as it’s needed – not longer.

  • All our products are made from plant raw materials.
  • Biodegradable packaging is completely compostable.
  • Use biodegradable packaging to achieve zero waste.
  • Plant materials are renewable, sustainable and have a lower environmental footprint.
  • Plant materials are natural and non- toxic, so are our products.
  • Handypak with Paper Twist Handles Brown Gusseted Bag 80-gsm – 250 Units

    R820.62 incl. VAT
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  • No 8 Brown Kraft Flat Bag – 500 units

    R282.46 incl. VAT
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  • Med Shopper Brown Kraftbag 62gsm – 250 Units

    R476.65 incl. VAT
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  • Hot Dog Flat Brown Kraft Bag – 500 units

    R150.31 incl. VAT
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  • 500ml Double Wall Kraft Cup

    R70.66R1,413.12 incl. VAT
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  • 350ml Double Wall Kraft Cup

    R37.71R754.24 incl. VAT
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  • 250ml Double Wall Kraft Cup

    R31.65R632.89 incl. VAT
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  • 250ml Compostable Paper Cup Black Lid

    R42.50R849.92 incl. VAT
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  • Bamboo Skewer Golf 15cm – 100 Units

    R19.31 incl. VAT
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  • Bamboo Skewer Golf 18cm – 100 Units

    R20.33 incl. VAT
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  • Bamboo Skewer Ribbon 10.5cm – 100 units

    R21.03 incl. VAT
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  • Bamboo Skewer Ribbon 6cm – 100 Units

    R19.44 incl. VAT
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  • Kraft Deli Box with PLA Window – 50 units

    R228.16 incl. VAT
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  • Kraft Muffin Box with PLA Window – 100 units

    R369.84 incl. VAT
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  • Kraft 4 Slice Sandwich Wedge with PLA Window – 50 units

    R242.88 incl. VAT
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  • Tent Cards

    R0 incl. VAT
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Our Products

We sell biodegradable packaging for food. It lasts as long as it’s needed – not longer.

  • All our products are made from plant raw materials.
  • Biodegradable packaging is completely compostable.
  • Use biodegradable packaging to achieve zero waste.
  • Plant materials are renewable, sustainable and have a lower environmental footprint.
  • Plant materials are natural and non- toxic, so are our products.

Latest News

Cape Town Cafe Moves Towards Biodegradable Products

This winter we are focusing our attention on “Putting a Freeze on Plastics” that’s why we partnered with the fabulous Sidewalk Cafe for our new winter warmer shoot (aren’t our pics great?). It was a wonderful day, filled with excellent coffee, delicious food and plenty of laughs. The Sidewalk Cafe are in the process of moving away from plastic and we wanted to hear more about their process. Plus, we were curious about what makes this beloved Cape Town nook tick. We sat down with the venue’s operations manager, Mojo, to get the low down on this exciting new direction for the friendly Vredehoek favourite. (And yes, Mojo is his real name – he says it helps to make him memorable in the industry.)    The Social Media Factor First up, we asked what motivated them to start giving single-use plastic the boot. Mojo flagged the role social media is playing in changing perceptions. “The movement keeps growing. An increasing amount of content is circulated about the impacts of plastic pollution and we can only look away for so long. When we do open our eyes, we realize that things have to change.” Social media also gets people talking. Mojo mentioned that industry insiders are having more conversations about what kinds of cups and straws are being used. People are testing sustainable products to see what works well and comparing notes. “We’re talking about it in the industry. We feel responsible and want to do our bit.” he said.    “People Love it!” So how are customers responding to the Sidewalk Cafe’s shift toward compostables? “People love it!” “They appreciate the fact we’re making an effort,” said Mojo. And he feels better too. When he calculated the quantities of straws and coffee cups they go through, it was eye-opening. He feels good about reducing that impact. He’s also noticing changes in  customer behavior, with more of their customers bringing in their own reusable coffee cups for their take-away fix. People are becoming more aware of their footprint. The Sidewalk Cafe are also working with their suppliers to reduce plastic in their deliveries, getting in unpackaged goods instead. And they have other sustainability practices too. Like choosing sustainable fish from the WWF Sassi list and serving organic meat.    “We’re Celebrating Diversity Everyday” The Sidewalk cafe has an eclectic and laid-back style, with plenty of creative flair and a good dash of indulgence. The menu has something for everyone, with lots of delicious options from breakfast through dinner. Their eclectic style is also expressed through their people. They love embracing difference and ask nothing more of they employees than to be authentically themselves. In fact, encouraging their staff to let their personalities shine through is a principle of employment. “We’re celebrating diversity every day,” Mojo said with a smile. This attitude leads to an environment where it’s easy to relax and have a good time. When we asked Mojo for three words to describe the Sidewalk Cafe vibe he chose: “Laid back, beach-house vibes and coffee haven.” (While he totally cheated with all those double barrels, they do sum up the atmosphere perfectly.) And finally, we had to ask Mojo what his three favorite picks from the menu are. He reckoned the Nachos are always a winner and fantastic to share with friends and a drink. If he’s having dinner, he loves the organic sirloin or the fish of the day.    A Match Made in Heaven GREEN HOME is committed to leading the way in making plant-based food packaging the norm. When we get to work with amazing businesses like the Sidewalk Café, who are also aligned to this vision, it proves to us that we are moving in the right direction. Our time chatting to Mojo confirmed that South African businesses are listening to their customers and their customers are asking for more sustainable and eco friendly options. The power inevitably lies in the hands of the consumer and the more the market demands and requests GREEN options, the more they will be supplied. A massive thank you to Mojo and his incredible team at the Sidewalk Café, it is a pleasure to be doing business with you.  

Charity in Cape Town – Yiza Ekhaya Donations Needed

With Mandela day around the corner and the cold weather creeping in, we’re running a donations drive to help Mama Mickey keep all the children warm and fed at the Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen in Khayelitsha. Yiza Ekhaya provides food, shelter and a safe space to 250 children in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the country. It is run by Mickey Linda (aka Mama Mickey), who initially used her own pension to feed local children in the Kuyasa area. GREEN HOME has been instrumental in providing financial, practical and networking support, helping Yiza Ekhaya grow into a beacon of hope and positive change in the community. We have also just launched a brand new website for Yiza Ekhaya that tells the story of this amazing initiative and also provides a platform where the public can make much needed donations. How to Donate We will have donations boxes up in our Cape Town and Johannesburg offices where you can drop off: Clothes, Non-perishable food, Toiletries, and Toys You can also make financial contributions through the Yiza Ekhaya website. All donations will be dropped off at Yiza Ekhaya on Mandela day, the 18th of July, and financial donations will be put towards school clothes for the kids. All contributions are welcome, and your support is greatly appreciated.

BBBEE Level 3 Certification for GREEN HOME

We are thrilled to have achieved our BBBEE level 3 certification. We have just completed the process and want to share how our new certification benefits our clients while offering our insights into the journey, what we learned and our motivation for doing it. The process has taken a lot of work and dedication but is also a celebration of our commitment to affecting change in South Africa. We are so excited about the positive outcomes this certification offers GREEN HOME, the communities we operate in, our stakeholders and, of course, our customers. We are Proud to be Actively Contributing to South Africa’s Growth BBBEE certification is becoming increasingly important in the South African business world. If correctly applied it can be a real growth opportunity for both businesses and their employees. The benefits can also extend to associated businesses, such as suppliers, and can stimulating corporate social investment. As we all know, skills development is crucial in South Africa. Through active and intentional participation, the BBBEE certification process can create skills development opportunities, while also benefiting enterprise development and socio-economic empowerment. All of which contribute to the strengthening of South Africa’s economy. How Setting the Right Framework can Lead to Targeted Improvements To derive the maximum benefits from the certification process, it’s important to plan for it properly. By setting the right framework, you can achieve your intended outcome. For example, get clear about the skills and empowerment objectives you’d like to realize. At GREEN HOME, we looked at each of our departments and analysed where we could enhance skills and close skill gaps. We thought about how further training could help both the individual and the company to grow. And then we identified the right training programs we could employ to up-skill our employees in these areas. BBBEE certification places a strong emphasis on your business’s skills development plan so this is an important area to focus on. We know that the hard work that went into creating and implementing our plan will pay multiple dividends for our employees, business and clients in the future. An Opportunity to Make a Difference GREEN HOME’s managing director, Catherine Morris (left), with Mickey Linda (aka Mama Mickey) who runs Yiza Ekhaya Socio-economic empowerment is another part of the BBBEE certification process. We are continuing to focus on providing support for Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen in Khayelitsha. Yiza Ekhaya provides food, shelter and a safe space to over 250 children in Kuyasa, one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the country. It is a beacon of hope in the surrounding community. GREEN HOME has been providing financial, administrative, practical and networking support for Yiza Ekhaya since Mandela Day in 2010. A few years ago, we helped provide Yiza Ekhaya with a permanent structure in the form of Khayelitsha’s first (and SA’s third) Hemp building. Recently, we built Yiza Ekhaya a new website that tells the story of this amazing initiative and also provides a platform where the public can make much needed donations. We also manage the Yiza Ekhya Facebook page. School boys enjoying a meal outside at Yiza Ekhaya Supplier and Enterprise Development are another component of BBBEE certification. This presents a further opportunity to have a positive impact. We identified one of our suppliers that we thought we could assist and enrolled him in a training course to help him grow his business. And we located a small, recently established business that we could assist through Enterprise Development. We donated Hot Cups to I Love Coffee, a social enterprise who train and employ deaf youth and aim to break down communication barriers between the hearing and the deaf. I Love Coffee also focus on caring for the environment. We’re happy that our donated Hot Cups can assist them in achieving both financial and environmental sustainability. GREEN HOME’s finance manager, Marisa Von Brandis (second left), donating Hot Cups to staff at I Love Coffee Empowering South Africa’s Women Company veteran Phindi Dlamini (left), with founder, Catherine Morris. Female empowerment and leadership are core values at GREEN HOME. GREEN HOME is a woman-owned business that has focused on empowering women since day one. This commitment has been further strengthened by our BBBEE certification process, with female empowerment strongly reflected in our ownership and equity structure. The newly formed GREEN HOME Empowerment Trust results in long term financial benefit to employees of the company. How our Level 3 Certification Benefits our Clients Our BBBEE certified clients can now claim 110% of their procurement spend with us for their BBBEE certification and thus benefit from doing business with us. We are thrilled that we can assist them in achieving their sustainability goals and meeting their BBBEE procurement spend targets simultaneously. We were aiming for at least level 4, to enable our BBBEE compliant clients to claim back 100% of their procurement spend with us. Of course, we’re delighted to have achieved level 3 and to be benefiting them even more. Not the Easy Thing, but the Right Thing Our BBBEE certification process has been a lot of hard work and has been time consuming. But it’s also been rewarding, and we are extremely pleased with the outcome. We are now committed to continuing the process. Going forward we feel we have a strong foundation from which we will continue to grow. If you’d like to see our certificate, click here.

GREEN HOME is a carbon neutral company. To see our offset certificate click here.