Super-Sized Composting – A Visit to Reliance

Need some good news? Read on. Because last week, Cass (GREEN HOME’s Environmental Research Ambassador) went to check out Reliance Compost. And she came away smiling. Like GREEN HOME, Reliance is dedicated to creating a South Africa in which zero organic waste goes to landfill. And they’re making serious progress to making that happen! Since 2001…

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We ran Composting Trials of our Products. What Happened?

We recently rolled up our sleeves and ran composting trials of GREEN HOME products at Zero to Landfill Organics (ZTL) in Cape Town. In some ways the trials were predictable (spoiler alert: all our products are compostable) – but there were a few surprises too. ZTL is an industrial, or large-scale, composting facility run by Melanie…

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Why Green Waste Isn’t Really Waste

All GREEN HOME products have a nature-friendly end-of-life strategy. We didn’t create this strategy ourselves – far from it. It’s the same strategy nature has been using to recycle, regenerate and replenish life for many millions of years. Besides being classified as green waste, banana peels, carrot tops, food scraps, garden clippings and compostable food…

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The Soil Story with Pashon Murray

Pashon Murray explains how applying a thin layer of compost can help create a feedback loop that puts carbon back into the soil.  Using natures natural processes of composting, growing plants and then feeding the soil again helps absorb carbon from the atmosphere and put it back in the ground.  What we choose to eat,…

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Green Pet Burials

We recently published an article about natural burials for people and then shortly after discovered a local company offering green pet burials, called Back to Earth. What is a Green Burial? Nature intended for our bodies to be reunited with the earth. All organisms that have lived have died and returned to the soil… only…

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Industrial Composting with the Heron IVC from Earth Probiotic

Have you ever wondered what industrial composting looks like? How does it work? What is the cost compared to disposing of food waste in a landfill? We caught up with Gavin Heron from Earth Probiotic to find out about the locally made Heron IVC Composter and the results from their pilot study at the Tshwane…

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Bokashi Bucket Composting

Composting is all good and well if you have a house with a garden. What happens when you live in a small space? What about flat residents or a home with a small balcony or courtyard? There are some great composting solutions to explore. One of the more popular methods is a Bokashi Bucket system,…

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AgriProtein, an Insect Farm for a Sustainable Future

South African fly farm, AgriProtein, is making waves with its innovative and back to basics approach to manufacturing farm feed. Watch this fascinating video to see how AgriProtein are using using food waste to farm maggots, which creates feed for chickens and pigs, replacing the fishmeal they are often fed. The process also makes natural…

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