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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BBBEE Level 3 Certification for GREEN HOME

We are thrilled to have achieved our BBBEE level 3 certification. We have just completed the process and want to share how our new certification benefits our clients. And, we’d like to offer our insights into the journey, what we learned and our motivation for doing it. The process has taken a lot of work…

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ORASA Launch Event in Cape Town

On 18 March 2019 the Organics Recycling Association of South Africa (ORASA) held its official launch event at Hotel Verde in Cape Town.   YWaste’s Emile Fourie MC’d in front of a full house. ORASA’s launch is certainly timely. With organic waste to landfill bans fast approaching in the Western Cape, the need for collaboration…

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