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Sustainable and unique - old tarpaulins become new bags

Sustainability is an important concern for the University of Erfurt. And this also applies to its merchandising products. The fact that these can be produced sustainably and at the same time uniquely is demonstrated by the new "UNIkate", which is now available in a brand new merchandising range.

Sustainable, unique, washable - the new UNIkate from Erfurt University.
Sustainable, unique, washable - the new UNIkate from Erfurt University.

"We regularly advertise some of our event series with outdoor banners and also roll-ups for indoor use," explains Carmen Voigt, Head of University Communication. "To make sure that they don't end up in the trash, we had a local company produce bags or pouches from the tarpaulin material without further ado, which we have now added to our product range as merchandising articles. Whether it was the Long Night of Sciences, Science Fair, University's Information Day or the university anniversary, which was advertised in 2019 with a large banner in the main station - everything was recycled. And each bag or pattern is unique - which means that each bag or pattern is only available once. The first bags have already been sold, twelve more are still available at a price of twelve euros each. Interested parties can get in touch with Anja Traute at Hochschulkommunikation.