GREEN Innovations That Help Eliminate Plastic

Take-away food containers that look biodegradable often have a not-so-silver lining. Lots of paper coffee cups, deli boxes, food trays (and much more) have plastic linings to make them water and oil resistant. These plastic linings are non-compostable (so they can stick around for hundreds or thousands of years). Plus, they can potentially contain harsh…

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Leading the Change

Because it’s Women’s Month, we sat down with GREEN HOME’s very own leading light Catherine Morris (known to most as Cat) for a chat about SA’s biodegradable revolution, women and what keeps her inspired. It’s been 11 years since you started GREEN HOME. Looking back, do any key inspirations stand out from the journey so…

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Our Top Tips for #PlasticFreeJuly 2018

Imagine a world with no single-use plastic: Beaches are clean. Rivers run freely. Wildlife is safer. Landfills are shrinking, and composting is growing.. At GREEN HOME, this is what we’re working towards. If you’re looking to reduce your plastic footprint, why not join Plastic Free July this year along with millions of other people all across…

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DEA Considers a Plastic Ban – so we Visit Them

This week, the lovely Phindi Dlamini from GREEN HOME popped in at the Department of Environmental Affairs. She came bearing a gift for South Africa’s Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa. Let’s Make Plant-Based Packaging the Norm Recently, Molewa has been speaking out about our plastic pollution problem. And she is reportedly considering a ban on certain single-use…

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Plastic Free July 2017

July 2017 saw us joining the global Plastic Free July campaign with over a million people from 159 countries. The #PlasticFreeJuly challenge is simple: refuse all single use plastic for the month of July. But actually doing it? Not so simple. When you try to live without single use plastic you quickly realize how deeply…

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Plastic Free July at GREEN HOME 2016

This month, team GREEN HOME took on the Plastic Free July Challenge. We committed to refuse single-use plastic for the month. Most of us aimed to eliminate for the big 4; plastic shopping bags, water bottles, straws and coffee cups. So how did it go? Well – let’s hear it from the team. “On the…

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10 Tips for a Greener, Plastic Free Festive Season

The festive season is a wonderful time of celebration and sharing with family and friends. It is also an ideal time to take an anti-waste stance by choosing to have a plastic free festive season without being the Christmas scrooge. Here are some ideas on how to minimise consumption and reduce waste, particularly non-degradable plastic…

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