GREEN GIFTING: Tips for Brilliant Low-Waste Gifts

Want to savor the joy of giving without creating a waste nightmare? We got you. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of brilliant tips for gifts that are fun to give and receive, and don’t create mountains of trash! ‘EXPERIENCE’ Gifts According to Bea Johnson, queen of the Zero Waste movement, centering your life around…

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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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The RMR Makana Green Fun Run

  The RMR Makana Green Fun Run took place on Sunday 1 May 2016 This year they made use of biodegradable cups. We stock single walled cups which are perfect for serving cold drinks at events. The cups are made locally from FSC certified sustainable paper which has been lined with a thin layer of…

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Bokashi Bucket Composting

Composting is all good and well if you have a house with a garden. What happens when you live in a small space? What about flat residents or a home with a small balcony or courtyard? There are some great composting solutions to explore. One of the more popular methods is a Bokashi Bucket system,…

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Tea and Cake at GREEN HOME

At GREEN HOME, we get out our best compostables when we have tea and cake in the office. The side plates are made from bagasse, a byproduct from sugar cane production. The best feature of our bagasse products is that they are home compostable. Tear them up or soak them in some water to speed…

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What’s Involved in a Zero Waste Restaurant?

We recently read somewhere Zero is the new green. What does that mean? The trendy talk is confusing but there is a buzz and you could be taking advantage of it. We’ve looked into what having a zero waste restaurant involves. Could you? Would you? A zero waste restaurant runs a closed loop operation. It…

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Large Scale Onsite Composting

We visited a client’s premises the other day and they showed us around their onsite composting setup. This client operates a canteen for a large institution so deals with a significant amount of food waste. They have chosen to manage their composting onsite in these tunnels. All food waste and compostables are composted and then…

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