I Take my Hat Off to The GREEN Team

This blog post was written by GREEN HOME’s founder and MD – Catherine Morris. Over the past few months Lockdown has been tough for many businesses, and people’s personal lives, and GREEN HOME is no exception. But, as we enter Level 1, I feel compelled to reflect on an incredible phenomenon within GREEN HOME. Some…

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We’re Ready to See You

Our front office in Cape Town is now OPEN!  That’s right. We’ve been working remotely for the past few months, and now our Cape Town team is ready to see you! Come in and view samples of new products in our range, such as biodegradable bottles, new bags and new wrapped cutlery packs. We are…

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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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GREEN HOME is now BBBEE Level 2

GREEN HOME MD, Catherine Morris with Yiza Ekhaya founder, Mickey Linda Just when we thought Level 3 was amazing … we beat our own goals, and reached BBBEE Level 2! We are thrilled to have achieved level 2 this year, April 2020. We’re excited because the certification is formal recognition for the work we do…

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GREEN HOME Johannesburg Shop is Open

GREEN HOME Johannesburg Show Room and Front Office Shop is now OPEN! We’re pleased to announce that due to high demand, we have re-opened the Johannesburg front office. This means:  Our show room is open to view products  We are taking orders on-site  We are accepting payments on-site  You may collect…

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Our Response to the Lockdown

On Monday night, Cyril Ramaphosa told South Africa that we are heading into a 21 day lockdown, starting at midnight on Thursday 26 March. He said that “immediate, swift and extraordinary action is required if we are to prevent a human catastrophe of enormous proportions in our country.” This is, of course, an unprecedented response to an unprecedented…

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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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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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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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