Why Use Biodegradable Packaging When it is So Easy to Recycle?

We were recently asked this question. While it is excellent to see more and more types of plastic being recycled, there are two important reasons why biodegradable is better. Firstly, compostable packaging is made from renewable plant material and secondly it returns to its natural elements in composting environments. Most food packaging is plastic or contains…

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Food & Beverage Reporter features eco friendly packaging

The Food & Beverage Reporter recently featured GreenHome products in this article about making packaging more environmentally friendly. The article talks about innovations in packaging that minimise the impact of the waste generated by fast food. Packaging product suppliers are assessing their products in terms of how eco friendly they are. Most of the products mentioned…

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GreenHome at the MTN Bushfire Festival

GreenHome featured in the Swaziland Times for supplying the MTN Bushfire Festival in Swaziland with biodegradable food containers and cutlery. This was a 100% Green Festival where they only allowed compostables at the stalls. There were green waste bins around the festival which collected all the food and other compostable waste and composted it after…

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(Mostly) Plastic Pollution on Beaches

It was World Environment Day on Wednesday 5th June.  GreenHome joined Recycle 1st, Postwink Recycling Products and Earth Child for a beach cleanup along Milnerton Beach in Cape Town. What we found was that most of the rubbish we picked up was plastic pollution that had come from the sea. It had been broken down into small particles…

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Crawford & Abbots Schools use Biodegradable Tableware

It is exciting to see schools using biodegradable tableware at their functions.  One more event where the rubbish created will biodegrade and we are able to show school children that there are environmentally friendly packaging alternatives available. Crawford and Abbot schools served up dishes of food from around the world on biodegradable and compostable plates at their yearly…

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