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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

    R254.38 incl. VAT
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  • Kraft Muffin Box with PLA Window – 100 units

    R429.27 incl. VAT
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  • Kraft 4 Slice Sandwich Wedge with PLA Window – 50 units

    R263.86 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

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 Female empowerment and leadership are core values at GREEN HOME. Here are company veteran Phindi Dlamini (left), with founder, Catherine Morris.  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.

How to Tell if Your Hot Cup Lid is Compostable

Identifying compostable Hot Cup Lids is super easy. Just look for the embossed words which say ‘Compostable Lid’ in the middle of the lid above the sippy hole. The lid will also have the letters ‘PLA’ below the triangular material code. That’s all you need to check to be sure your lid is made from low-carbon polylactic acid (PLA). PLA is made from renewable corn starch and has been designed so that it can biodegrade in a compost pile. PLA also produces less carbon during the manufacturing process than plastic. So it’s more environmentally friendly before and after use. If your lid isn’t embossed with the words ‘Compostable Lid’ and ‘PLA’ then it’s just made from non-biodegradable plastic and won’t break down. At GREEN HOME, we only sell compostable products. So, you can rest assured that our Hot Cup lids are ALWAYS fully compostable. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

GREEN HOME Interviews: Hayley McLellan – Advocating a Plastic Bag Free South Africa

Last week, Hayley McLellan took time out of her busy schedule to meet up with GREEN HOME’s Environmental Research Ambassador, Cassandra Gamble, to chat about oceans, plastic shopping bags and activism. Hayley is the Environmental Campaigner for the Two Oceans Aquarium and creator of the Rethink the Bag Campaign. She is 100% determined to see a ban on plastic shopping bags in South Africa. “I was a Lone Voice in the Wilderness” Hayley’s experiences in the early days of campaigning for a plastic shopping bag-free South Africa are reminiscent of those of GREEN HOME’s founder, Catherine Morris. In fact, Hayley quit plastic shopping bags the same year that Catherine started GREEN HOME: 2007. She describes feeling like a lone voice in the wilderness. Back then the plastic pollution crisis had yet to hit mainstream news and words like ‘microplastic’ and ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’ were barely known.  People didn’t understand the need to ban plastic bags, or choose compostable products. Sea Change Not so anymore. Today Hayley feels strongly supported in her cause. People are waking up and her excitement is palpable. She strongly believes the tipping point – where plastic bags are finally banned in South Africa – is coming soon. She points out that many African countries have already banned plastic bags, and that our government is under increased pressure to act. Tourism, waste management, health and conservation are all sectors that will benefit. And, of course, wildlife and oceans will be safer. Hayley says that the true environmental costs of plastic bags are not taken into account when measuring their impacts, with life cycle analyses and reports focusing on production and transport. But what happens after use? How do you measure and quantify sea mammals and birds eating or getting trapped in plastic bags? “We Won’t Recycle our way out of this Mess” Recently, the large supermarket chains have all scrambled to make sure their plastic bags are recyclable. And many consumers are taking this as enough of a reason to keep using them. But Hayley is still urging consumers to just say NO to single-use bags, whether they’re recyclable or not. “We won’t recycle our way out of this mess.” she says.  Lots of bags still make their way into the environment. They’re still not biodegradable. And every time plastic is recycled its quality decreases. So of the few bags that are recycled, often lower-grade products are made which are destined to become waste themselves. Hayley also really wants consumers to enjoy the feeling of empowerment that comes with living plastic bag free. She calls it an added bonus – the great way we feel when we exercise our conscious choice as consumers. Instead of feeling inconvenienced, she notes that refusing plastic bags is liberating and empowering. In closing she asks, “How do you eat an elephant?” Answer: “One bite at a time.” “And how do we create a plastic bag free South Africa?” “One person at a time.” 3 July 2019 is International Plastic Bag Free Day. But why wait when you can start right now? Join the campaign and start enjoying a life free of plastic bags today.

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