Monthly Archives July 2008

Rocking the Daisies goes biodegradable! – Press Release

As the leading supplier of biodegradable, disposable packaging in the country, Green Home is proud to be associated with Rocking the Daisies, SA’s first carbon-neutral music festival. This year, Rocking the Daisies will be using our 100% biodegradable containers made from 100% natural and renewable resources. Unlike plastic and polystyrene containers which takes hundreds of years to degrade
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The future looks bright for biodegradable packaging

The director of Sirane, one of the U.K.’s leading packaging producers, attended the bipolastics conference held in Prague and delivered a paper predicting a bright future for biodegradable packaging. Simon Balderson told delegates at the Prague conference, held in June, that ‘lighter biodegradable packaging is our most popular request from
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The biodegradable secret garden

Last weekend, I was at The Secret Garden party in the U.K. and it was so inspiring to see the emphasis on making it a green event. There were compost toilets, solar-powered stages, vegetarian and organic stalls and, best of all, ALL the food stalls at the festival were using
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Consumer trends favour biodegradable packaging

According to Bizcommunity, Africa’s leading marketing and advertising news website, packaging has become an essential aspect of branding and consumer trends have shown that biodegradable packaging, in particular, has become one of the most effective marketing strategies. In this article, Desiree Gullan, creative director of Guerrilla Marketing says: “Without sounding
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Climate change and bioplastics

There is no doubt that our dependency on petroleum is a major contributing factor to climate change – whether it is the petrol that we put in our car or the polystyrene cup that we use for our take-away coffee. Studies show that a move towards plant-based, biodegradable alternatives to
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The Pros and Cons of Bioplastics

Products made from bioplastic look, behave and feel like conventional clear plastic products. The use of bioplastics has become increasingly popular. Let’s have a look at the advantages and disadvantages. The pros of bioplastics Bioplastics are made from plant raw materials instead of petroleum oil, the raw material used to
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Styrobot

Kudos to artist, Michael Stalter who created this 22-foot tall robot out of excess styrofoam packaging materials – nice commentary on the use of non-biodegradable packaging!
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