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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GREEN HOME Interviews: Emile Fourie – Industrial Composter

Emile Fourie became an entrepreneur because he saw a flawed system and wanted to do something about it. His company, YWaste, offer a green alternative to landfill which includes a composting service. Emile tells us he’s trying to create a better existence. And he knows that to create change within his chosen arena, the waste…

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GREEN HOME in the News: July 2019

This Plastic Free July we’re chatting up a storm with South Africa’s media. The plastic pollution crisis is a hot topic and we’re doing all we can to get our plant-based and biodegradable message out there. We were thrilled to join the conversation live on SABC3, ETV, Cape Talk and Mix FM. Afternoon Express on…

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Celebrating Mandela Day at Yiza Ekhaya

We’ve been running a winter donations drive for our favourite soup kitchen, Yiza Ekhaya. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the staff, clients and friends of GREEN HOME who generously donated. Last week, on a wet and wintry Mandela Day on 18 July 2019, we drove to Khayelitsha to drop the goods off.…

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Bioplastics – Lifting the lid on Compostable Plastics

The Organics Recycling Association of South Africa (ORASA) held a half day seminar titled ‘Demystifying Bioplastics’ on 11 July 2019 at the V&A Waterfront Clock Tower in Cape Town. The event aimed to shed light on compostable bioplastic packaging, while bringing various stakeholders in the organic recycling, packaging, retail, research and government sectors together. There were…

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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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Charity in Cape Town – Yiza Ekhaya Donations Needed

With Mandela day around the corner and the cold weather creeping in, we’re running a donations drive to help Mama Mickey keep all the children warm and fed at the Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen in Khayelitsha. Yiza Ekhaya provides food, shelter and a safe space to 250 children in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the country.…

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