About US

About the Green Life Store

Our products are sourced to be sustainable, to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Environmentally, we believe we should reduce waste where we can, re-use where we can, and recycle as much as we can. Reduce, Re-use and Recycle!

The Mermaids' Tears  :  Oceans of Plastic

Oceans are rapidly becoming the world's rubbish dump.
Every km of ocean now contains an average of 74,000 pieces of plastic.

A 'plastic soup' of waste, killing hundreds of thousands of animals every year and leaching chemicals slowly up the food chain.


  • Holland     :  Scientists researching the decline of the fulmar bird found plastic in the stomachs of 95% of all samples.
  • Germany   :  Chemicals leached from plastic have been found to affect the reproductive systems of animals
  • California  :  Conservationists are seeing increasing numbers of whales and dolphins die agonising deaths, their guts blocked with rubbish.  

These are but a few facts relating to the many concerns facing our environment.

What will be the long term impact of this 'plastic pollution' ?    ....  Can anything be done to clean up our oceans ?

Environmental Responsibility

Our planet is facing more trouble with every passing year, and we're all working harder than ever to solve the climate crisis along with defending our forests, oceans and agriculture. Some of the issues we're going up against include whaling, toxic pollution, dirty coal, dangerous nuclear energy and genetically engineered crops.

Corporate Responsibility

The ENVIRONMENT is an important area of concern for every person, community and organization today. Every industry, every occasion, every celebration and every venture today has to essentially address the environmental issues that fall in its purview and scope of operation.

Organizations, government and big brands are moving a step forward with this, by making every possible move towards maintaining a neat and livable environment for the generations to come. Going green and efforts towards maintaining and preserving the flora and fauna of the earth are an indispensable part of every corporate social responsibility initiative.

Marketing Advantages of Going Green

Subsequently, the marketing advantages of having a green image is invaluable in the new economy. Sustainable choices used to be seen only as an additional cost to business. Now it's the biggest opportunity for companies to grow market share by engaging in sustainable practices that benefit the environment and meet consumers demands.

Consumers generally do not like packaging, but they have a very positive view of biodegradable packaging. It makes them think they have done their bit for the environment and makes them feel good. Numerous studies have shown that consumers proactively choose bio packaging....... as long as they canrecognise it.

There are rich rewards awaiting companies that seize the opportunities of the emerging green economy, creating new sources of business value in tandem with a healthier more prosperous and more secure world.

  :  is a pioneer in the development and manufacture of eco friendly catering disposables and food packaging........ read more

Green Toys :  how does a toy qualify as a green toy? These toys are simply made out of recycled products.........  read more



 Green Toys

 WHY does a toy qualify as a green toy ?

These toys are simply made out of recycled products. Green Toys are made from 100%

recycled plastic. "Like all Green Toys, I'm safe, eco-friendly for some good clean fun!" -

                                                 and for parents, safety trumps all.


 Green Toy Products



 A great way to take part in helping the environment is to buy toys

 made from recycled materials. Just by doing something small like     

 buying a green toy you can do a respectable thing and show you care

 about the environment. With the top-selling eco-friendly toys on Amazon.com,

 Green Toys is a leader in environmental toy manufacturing,

 a burgeoning industry that's growing more than twice as fast as the

broader toy market.

 Green Toys Inc. makes an awesome line of classic children’s toys constructed

 from recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials.

 This helps reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,

 improving the overall health and happiness of the planet.

 Green Toys Inc. are now available in South Africa at selected retailers. 


Where to buy Green Toys  :  

Toy Safety and Testing

Green Toys products are tested by nationally recognized,

independent, third-party labs. They contain no traceable

amountsof Phthalates or BPA. They are also designed

without any externalcoatings, eliminating the fear

of lead paint.Our products pass a plethora of tests,


  • Consumer Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
  • Consumer Products Safety Standard Specification,
  • ASTM F963
  • FDA regulations for food contact
  • Voluntary testing for no BPA (Bisphenol-A)
  • International standards EN71 and ISO 8124  

Currently Known Chemicals of Key Concern: PVC,

BPA & phthalates .

 What every parent should know about PVC, BPA & phthalates!    









Environmental Packaging 

Green Toys environmental mission even extends to our packaging. We strive to minimize packaging,

and all of our boxes use as little material as possible. All Green Toys products are packaged in recycled

corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable. So,

not only are they earth-friendly and ready for your recycling bin, they are really easy

to open for those little fingers just itching to get the toys!!







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 Biodegradable and compostable tableware made from plants





Vegware is a pioneer in the development and manufacture ofeco friendly catering disposables and food packaging.

Vegware products are stylish,functional, economic and sustainab

The Vegware range spans cutlery through to tableware, napkins hot and cold drink cups, and takeaway packaging.


View   :    Eco Packaging Products               Green Life Online Store     


All of our eco packaging products are made from annually-renewable or recycled materials,

and are all biodegradable or compostable.

Some of our products are made from bagasse which is biodegradable and compostable -

made from sugarcane fiber left over after juice extraction.








 Switching to Vegware products reduces the use of non-renewable resources,

 and will enable a shift in the way waste is managed. Vegware exists to provide universities,

 distributors, governmental agencies, not for profits, corporations,

 and people with the best biodegradable food service products in the world at economically sensible prices.


Four reasons why you should be using Vegware products:


  • Low carbon   -   real, quantifiable reductions.
  • Low impact    -  we only use renewable or recycled materials.
  • Low waste    -  organics recycling means we think resource, not waste.
  • Low cost       -  our job is to make sustainable packaging economic.  

Environmentally, we believe we should reduce waste where we can, re-use where we can,

and recycle as much as we can.  Reduce, Re-use and Recycle!



   Our Top Selling Green Product for Year 2010


Biodegadable Food Packaging.                                           

Green Life Store offers a wide range of 100% compostable

and biodegradable packaging for the food and beverage industries.

Formed in response to a growing need for environmentally

friendly alternatives to everyday single-use packaging items,

Green Life Store is committed to provide excellent quality products

at competitive prices.




Our innovative product range includes compostable cups, plates,

bowls, cutlery,

containers and other packaging consumables.

We continually source new products that meet our standards of quality,

compostability and eco-efficiency,

and are able to work with our clients to develop unique packaging solutions.

Our compostable products are made completely from annually renewable plant material,

unlike conventional plastics which are made from oil. By choosing to use these green


you are contributing in two ways to the conservation of the earth's natural resources


      1.Our products contain no oil based content and require significantly less fossil

       fuel to manufacture,so your choice will result in fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

       2. Our products decompose completely when subjected to composting conditions,

         thus returning their elements back the the earth's natural mineral cycle.

       3.They are compostable to EN13432 standards in an industrial composting site. 

Example: BioCup is different in that the lining is made from a starch based polymer called PLA.

Not only is PLA manufactured from a renewable resource corn, the process to produce PLA produces 60% less

greenhouse gas than conventional plastic.)