Reusable water bottles for first-year students at the University of Bologna

The University of Bologna is welcoming new students with a environmental sustainability initiative: a free reusable water bottle. Read on to find out more.

The University of Bologna decided to give each first-year student an Alma Mater-branded water bottle. This action is part of the Plastop project aimed at reducing single plastic usage in our university and the Carisbo foundation made a fundamental contribution to it. Finally, this initiative is brought to you in the context of the "sustainable Multicampus" initiative, whose aim is to raise awareness and share sustainability practices.

Please keep in mind that you need to show proof of identity (ID card and/or UniBO badge) upon bottle collection and that you are allowed one bottle each.


The University Sports Center (CUSB) will distribute the bottles until 31 March:


In Imola and Faenza, collection will only be possible on Thursday 17 March:

  • In Imola from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. at the library of Palazzo Vespignani (Via Garibaldi, 24)
  • In Faenza from 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. at the ex Salesiani complex (Via San Giovanni Bosco, 1), seat of the Health Professions Degree Courses.


Upon bottle collection, a special offer will be reserved for all first-year student: a 15% discount on any product at the UniboStore (except for products Moleskine® and 24bottles® for contractual obligations linked to the selling price).


We would also like to remind you that, this academic year 2020/2021 on an effort to promote sport participation, community and healthy life-style, the Alma Mater and the CUSB offer students memberships for CUSB for only 5€. Upon bottle collection, at the UniboStores in Bologna and Forlì, if they wish, first-year students will be able to buy a discounted CUSB membership.

What does -0.08 mean?

This number is stamped on the bottles, but what does it mean?
-0.08 is the amount of CO2 you avoid releasing into the atmosphere every time you use your 24Bottles, instead of buying a disposable plastic water bottle.
In fact, producing a disposable plastic bottle involves the emission of 80 grams (0.08 kg) of CO2 equivalent.