What started as a search for earth friendly Valentine's Day gift ideas led me to wastebaskets that reduce waste.
Marrying hand-woven rattan with colorful plastic, Bow Bins designs created by Cordula Kehrer are available as wastebaskets via Areaware. They were commissioned by fair trade NGO Preda, and are made by the indigenous Aeta people of the Philippines using traditional basket weaving techniques.
Same materials are also used in One off Designs (as those above), not just wastebaskets, made in Germany by German craftsmen 'Old plastic bins are recycled and get new again - holes are mended and plastic pieces are woven together with wicker, rattan and weed. Every bin is unique.'
Plastic is not going to waste for Green Day # 240