In West Bengal India, near the border with Bangladesh, large quantities of 50 liter bales / bags are used to process and store fresh tea leaves. These bags were considered waste after production because they are printed with logos and texts from many local tea plantations. After processing the tea leaves, they were previously dumped or burned.
These bags are now collected for Baza in a unique sustainability project. The collectors receive a reward and our people then clean the bags and select the different colors and structures. As a next step, patterns are cut and moved to the higher floor of our factory, where colleagues on sewing machines take care of the next production phase. The cut patterns are made into new shapes with neat craftsmanship.
If you have a model in your hands, take a look at the beautiful way in which the bottom rings are neatly finished with a piece of “closing tape”, or how the grow bags are neatly hemmed. Some bags are equipped with suspension rings, which make the products suitable for both hanging and standing gardening. This creates a whole series of new Baza cultivation products from used packaging material, made of a very strong and durable material.
The final production phase will follow in Alkmaar Holland. A special earth mix is added, seeds are enclosed in special moisture-resistant bags, plant labels and instructions for use are added. The product is assembled into different themes, such as cultivation sets for tea, pepper, herbs, butterfly flower gardens, balcony gardens, etc. At the last stage, the products are set up in displays and provided with top charts and labeling that the retailer specifies. From the start of this project in 2015, we have made many hundreds of thousands of Baza grow bags and processed / recycled a very large number of used tea bags. A nice detail is that all Baza grow bags are unique, because they have a different print every time! So there is a lot to choose for the consumer! We enjoy working with great people on great products!
On this link you can see a documentary about how the recycling process works.