Rethink the Bag: Campaign to Reduce Plastic Bags

South Africa has its very own campaign to reduce plastic bags, called Rethink the Bag. The website is full of information about South Africa’s plastic bag levy and the affects of plastic bags on our environment. This is a popular international movement and many cities have already banned the use of plastic bags. In South…

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Plastic Straws: Do We Need Them?

The Two Oceans Aquarium recently produced the poster on the left.  See their blog post Straws Suck.  We totally agree with the sentiment! Plastic straws are widely used without question.  It is standard practice to receive a straw with a cold drink at most fast food outlets and in most restaurants.  There are some scary…

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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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Great eco friendly packaging designs

We love eco friendly packaging and get really excited when we see packaging made from sustainable and non-toxic resources, packaging that does not require energy intensive processes to recycle and packaging that will not remain forever once it has been discarded. According to an article published by DC Velocity, more and more consumers are demanding…

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Growing Future Packaging

Styrofoam is widely used and becoming increasingly unpopular. It’s made using carcinogens and once discarded after a single use, it takes 100’s of years to decompose, filling up landfills and polluting our environment. In fact, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York city has recently proposed a city wide ban on using food packaging made from it. (Lets hope compostable packaging…

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