What is Eco Friendly Packaging?

Eco Friendly packaging considers the full life cycle of packaging. Along with the functionality, it takes into account what happens before and after use. First up, it’s important to know where the raw materials come from. Is the source sustainably managed? Does it contain harmful ingredients? Is it renewable, or fossil fuel-based? Did it involve…

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Our Response to the Lockdown

On Monday night, Cyril Ramaphosa told South Africa that we are heading into a 21 day lockdown, starting at midnight on Thursday 26 March. He said that “immediate, swift and extraordinary action is required if we are to prevent a human catastrophe of enormous proportions in our country.” This is, of course, an unprecedented response to an unprecedented…

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A Pesky Teenager? Us?

Hip hip hooray! It’s our birthday. Yup, this month marks a new milestone. It’s been thirteen years since we began introducing bagasse compostable packaging to the South African market, officially launching GREEN HOME. Back then, the company had a staff of two: Catherine Morris and Phindi Dlamini. Both were working out of their garages and…

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Over 10 Years of Coming Home

IMG 3442 1 Building Hope in Khayelitsha Yiza Ekhaya means come home. And that is the perfect name for the Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen. It’s a safe space, that provides food, care and support while building the local community. A place that over 250 children and adults in need can come home to in one…

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We’re Giving to Yiza Ekhaya this Season. Join us!

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in return” – Nelson Mandela Have you heard of the Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen? This fantastic charity is run by the incredibly warm hearted Mama Mickey in her Kuyasa community in Khayelitsha. Mama Mickey is…

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Protecting our Oceans, one Straw at a Time – GREEN HOME Paper Straws

There’s been a big fuss about plastic straws in recent years. And rightly so. They’re small, lightweight and easily travel to where they don’t belong in massive numbers, through the action of wind and rain. Straws are used briefly and then tossed, but continue to pollute environments for hundreds of years or more, with well…

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