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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.
  • No8 Brown Kraft Bag – 500 Units

    R245.61
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  • Med Shopper Brown Kraftbag 62gsm – 250 Units

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

    R150.31 incl. VAT
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  • French Loaf Bag Brown Kraft – 500 Units

    R232.02 incl. VAT
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  • 250ml Compostable Paper Cup Black Lid

    R42.50R849.92 incl. VAT
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  • 350ml Compostable Paper Cup Black Lid

    R53.36R1,028.48 incl. VAT
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  • 350ml Compostable Paper Cup Lid

    R51.43R1,028.48 incl. VAT
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  • 350ml Double Wall G-Cup

    R850
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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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  • 700ml Compostable Clear PLA Lid

    R305.66R1,223.64 incl. VAT
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  • 700ml Compostable Clear PLA Bowl

    R457.98R1,829.91 incl. VAT
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  • 350ml Clear Compostable PLA Bowl

    R110.96R2,207.19 incl. VAT
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  • 350ml Clear Compostable PLA Lid

    R64.56R1,287.19 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

Cleaning Products – The Greener Alternative

Ever heard the term Green Cleaning? It’s a method of cleaning whereby only products with environmentally friendly ingredients and practices are used to maintain healthy people and a healthy environment. Plant-based and Biodegradable As biodegradable packaging specialists, we strive to be sustainable in all aspects of our business. In keeping with our plant-based, biodegradable and non-toxic packaging, we use plant-based, biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning products from a local company called Naturally Good.  Naturally Good is based in Cape Town and run by sisters Glenda Pieters and Charlene Liedeman. They sell their products online and deliver directly to your door. Why did we choose them? Firstly – all their products are biodegradable… within 28 days! Secondly, Naturally Goods products don’t contain all the toxic chemicals that most cleaning products do. They therefore don’t negatively affect marine life – as all products that go down the drain eventually make their way to rivers and oceans. This also means they’re healthier for our physical bodies, making them a great choice for people and the planet. Cutting Down on Waste Green cleaning also means keeping waste to a minimum. It recently occurred to us that we could further reduce our waste by refilling our large containers of cleaning products. We already refill our smaller dispensers, but we wanted to do more. We spoke to the ladies at Naturally Good and they were happy to do refills. And they’re encouraging their other customers to do the same, with the intention of protecting our precious water and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Naturally Good encourages their customers to reduce their plastic consumption by: Re-using spray bottles by purchasing 5L products and refilling them. Returning 5L and 25L containers to be refilled Utilizing their 25L container with a tap to refill any of your bottles So, if you don’t already, why not give green cleaning a try – you may even save a turtle!

ORASA Launch Event in Cape Town

Last night the Organics Recycling Association of South Africa (ORASA) held its official launch event at Hotel Verde in Cape Town.   YWaste’s Emile Fourie MC’d in front of a full house. ORASA’s launch is certainly timely. With organic waste to landfill bans fast approaching in the Western Cape, the need for collaboration and momentum in the sector is urgent.   Emile Fourie from YWaste was MC for the launch.  ORASA is intent on steering a new path for organics in South Africa. A path in which organics are recognized as a resource, not waste. Through effectively recycling, organic materials can enrich soils, create feed and energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste.   Emile invited Dawie Meiring, Hotel Verde’s Systems and Sustainability Manager, to the stage first. Dawie spoke about Hotel Verde’s extremely successful waste reduction journey. He was followed by Saliem Fakir, head of the WWF Policy and Futures unit. Saliem presented a holistic vision, outlining the connectivity of the natural world, and the potential for organic recycling to have positive impacts on multiple sectors, including agriculture, health and waste management.   Dawie Meiring from Hotel Verde (left) and Saliem Fakir from WWF. ORASA’s chair, Melanie Ludwig ended the presentations with an outline of ORASA’s mission and vision. She highlighted its inclusive approach and the capacity for organic recycling to transform our current dead-end waste management system while creating environmental benefits.   Melanie Ludwig from Zero to Landfill Organics  ORASA represents the full spectrum of the organics recycling industry. This includes companies supplying bins for source separation of waste, like Postwink, compostable food packaging, like GREEN HOME, and a range of organic waste solutions, including various composting techniques, fly farming and waste-to-energy.   The founder members of ORASA. From Left Hein Fourie from GCX Africa, Cassandra Gamble from GREEN HOME, Melanie Ludwig from Zero to Landfill Organics, Reg Barichievy from Smart Waste, Berenice Westmore from Postwink and Emile Fourie from YWaste.

Compost Trial With Joraform

Last month we partnered with Joraform to test our products in one of their in-vessel compost machines, the Jora 400, at La Cuccina in Hout Bay. La Cuccina have recently acquired a Jora 400 to turn their food waste into nutrient rich compost on-site. They were happy for us to see how our biodegradable food packaging broke down mixed in with their food waste. We tested a wide range of products, including Sugarcane Containers, Hot Cups & Lids, Cold Cups & Lids, Wooden & CPLA Cutlery, Deli Bowls, Sandwich Wedges, Boats and Bioplastic Bags, Stuart Lindley from Joraform ensured that we added our samples at the right time, when the food waste was in the early stages of breaking down. At this stage the microbial activity generates good heat which speeds up the composting process. The Jora 400 is well insulated, keeping the heat inside. This results in large-scale composting temperatures of 50 – 75°C on a small scale.  When we opened the hatch steam poured out, fogging up our glasses and product samples. Martin and the Jora 400 with our products inside at the start of the trial. Martin manages the composting at La Cuccina.  These composting conditions are great for composting PLA bioplastic products. These products begin breaking down quickly when exposed to composting temperatures of 50°C and above. We placed 29 PLA samples in the Jora, and all of them had completely broken down by the end of the trial, less than 4 weeks later. In fact, to our surprise, we could find only a few pieces of them only 1 week into the trial (and these were of the thickest items, the CPLA cutlery). The rest of our products also broke down well. The trial lasted 26 days, which is very short for a compost trial. But the Jora 400 works fast, and almost everything was gone in that time. We found 5 products remaining out of a total 44 at the end. These products were sugarcane, wood cellulose and wood-based. They looked like they would break down fully in another one to three weeks. See some pics below. Above are some of the products that we found at the end of the trial (on the Right), and the same products one week into the trial (on the Left). All of them had softened considerably and were breaking down well but needed a little more time.  We are excited to have finally tested our products in one of the Joraform in-vessel compost machines, and are extremely pleased with the results. We will be testing more products in one of their large machines, the JK 5100, soon. So stay posted for those results.

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