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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Two compartment take away boxes

This month’s product feature is on two compartment take away boxes, one of our most popular products. These take away boxes are made from plant based raw materials, in this case its Bagasse. Bagasse is a by product from the sugar cane industry – its whats left after the sugar cane has been pressed for…

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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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Choosing Packaging Responsibly

We’d like to start this year getting people thinking about how to reduce the amount of plastic packaging they’re using. According to Cape Town Green Map there is very little demand within the recycling industry in South Africa to recover plastics from post-consumer sources, which means they currently end up at a landfill site. At…

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