How Green is your Brown?

Now that the plastic pollution crisis has ignited mainstream awareness, we’re seeing a growing appreciation for natural and biodegradable materials.  Good old brown paper has become a reassuring packaging choice for people who want to reduce their waste. This has made the unbleached aesthetic of natural fibres a growing green trend. These days, brown is…

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Still in the Bag, After all These Years

The humble brown paper bag has been ably transporting goods and packed lunches since the 1850s. In the early days, paper bags were innovative and revolutionary – a breakthrough that had competing inventors jostling to create the machines capable of manufacturing them. Almost two centuries later, brown paper bags have stood the test of time.…

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GREEN HOME PLA Water Bottle

This is big news. GREEN HOME is launching South Africa’s first bottle and bottle cap made 100% from plants. And what’s more… it’s made right here in SA. Over the last few years, people and companies around the world have tried to innovate various bottles that are more environmentally friendly than petroleum-based PET bottles. GREEN…

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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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Bagasse – Natural Biodegradable Food Packaging

Have you been hearing the word ‘bagasse’ lately, and wondering what it’s all about? Bagasse is the hot topic in biodegradable food packaging; a natural, eco-friendly alternative to polystyrene. Expanded polystyrene is a man-made product – a petroleum- based plastic. Bagasse on the other hand is an all-natural plant-based material; the waste fibre that remains…

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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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Cafe Moves Towards Biodegradable Products

This winter we are focusing our attention on “Putting a Freeze on Plastics” that’s why we partnered with the fabulous Sidewalk Cafe for our new winter warmer shoot (aren’t our pics great?). It was a wonderful day, filled with excellent coffee, delicious food and plenty of laughs. The Sidewalk Cafe are in the process of…

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