Trash Stash Wastebasket

Handmade in Bangladesh6605500

Regular Price: $18.00

Special Price: $9.00

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Description

An earth-friendly wastebasket, made using traditional basket-weaving techniques. Artisans create this basket from recycled post-consumer snack bags and candy wrappers. Artisans purchase the bags and wrappers in bulk from recyclers who gather them throughout Bangladesh. One group of artisans washes the wrappers and wipes them dry with clean rags. A second group wraps the papers around thin bamboo strips, which are then used to weave the basket around a wooden mold.

Size and Details

  • Woven recycled snack bags, bamboo
  • 12Dx12H inches
  • Made in Bangladesh

UPC Code: 732919458787

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Reviews (2).....

  • Colorful wastebasket
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    I ordered 2 of these baskets, as they looked so interesting online. When I received them, I was truly delighted with all the color and design involved. I don't think I will be using them in the usual way, but rather as storage in my art/quilt studio. They are just so colorful and fascinating to l...

  • The best wastebasket in my house
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    This basket is great. I intended to use it as a wastebasket when I ordered it online, but when I got it home, I couldn't bring myself to put trash in something built this well (it's working well as my magazine/newspaper holder). Every basket is unique, the bamboo framework makes it very sturdy and t...

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Prokritee

ProkriteeProkritee (meaning “nature” in Bengali) is an agency that provides managerial, product design and development, and marketing assistance to handicraft organizations in Bangladesh. Prokritee manages several handicraft enterprises and helps other groups sell their products in local and foreign markets. Read more.

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  • Colorful wastebasket

    . . . . .

    I ordered 2 of these baskets, as they looked so interesting online. When I received them, I was truly delighted with all the color and design involved. I don't think I will be using them in the usual way, but rather as storage in my art/quilt studio. They are just so colorful and fascinating to look at! I recommend this purchase to anyone who loves color and things a bit "artsy". They are also fairly sturdy.

  • The best wastebasket in my house

    . . . . .

    This basket is great. I intended to use it as a wastebasket when I ordered it online, but when I got it home, I couldn't bring myself to put trash in something built this well (it's working well as my magazine/newspaper holder). Every basket is unique, the bamboo framework makes it very sturdy and the message it sends about producing too much trash is good to have around the house.

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