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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Introducing our Extended Range

March is our birthday month, and this year marks 14 great years of bringing biodegradable packaging to the SA market and beyond. Hooray! It’s been an exciting, challenging and rewarding journey so far. And now, like a typical teenager, we’re having a new growth spurt. Our latest expansion is in the form of our Extended Range, which we’re…

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Visioning the Future

The GREEN team is back after a well-earned summer break. It’s been magic to pause, exhale and spend quality time. Some of us holidayed at home, and some travelled far from cities and crowds into the breathtaking beauty of South Africa. After the shake-up and stripping down that was 2020, we’re looking ahead with a…

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Committed to Compostables

GREEN HOME’s big hairy audacious goal is to make plant-based packaging the norm by 2030.  And then along came 2020. This year has been one helluva rollercoaster ride, especially within the food industry. Restaurants, events and catering companies have been amongst the worst affected, with severe lockdown restrictions on serving hot food, public gatherings, curfews,…

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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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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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