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

The University of Bologna is welcoming new students with a novel 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, on Bachelor and Master degree programmes starting in 2020/2021, 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.

The University Sports Center (CUSB) will give the bottles according to the schedule that follows. 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. 

 

In Bologna, first-year students can collect their bottles until 30 April 2021 at the UniboStore in Piazza Verdi 2/A (opening times: Monday through Friday: 9.00–18.00; Saturday and Sunday: 10.00-18.00).

For further information you can call 051 5060481 or email to cusb.store@unibo.it; to check opening times,  you can visit www.unibostore.it.

 

In the Romagna Campuses, the delivery is open from 19 to 30 April 2021, in the following ways.

  • In Cesena, first-year students can collect their bottles from January 18 to February 26 at the Campus, Via Nicolò Macchiavelli (opening times: Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 7 pm only upon reservation by email to cusb.ce@unibo.it or calling 338 7210837); for further information: 338 7210837 or cusb.ce@unibo.it).
  • In Forlì, first-year students can collect their bottles from January 18 to February 26 at the UniboStore on the third floor of Palazzo Talenti Framonti, Piazza Saffi 45, (opening times: Tuesday through Thursday from 2.30 to 5.30 pm only upon reservation by email to cusb.fo@unibo.it); for further information:  0543 374692 o cusb.fo@unibo.it
  • In Ravenna, first-year students can collect their bottles from January 18 to February 26 at the CUSB office in the Ravenna Campus head office, Via Baccarini, 27 (opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and  Friday: from 9 to 12; Tuesday: 2-4 pm); for further info: 0544 936207 or cusb.ra@unibo.it.
  • In Rimini, first-year students can collect their bottles from from January 18 to February 26 at the CUSB office in Via Q. Sella, building Alberti - office number 2.3 (opening times: Tuesday through Thursday, from 9 to 13); for further information call 0541 434159 or email tocusb.rn@unibo.it.

 

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). 

The scheduling for the collection of the water bottles in Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna, and Rimini will be available after January 11 2021, in order to be able to provide information fully adherent and compliant with updated measures regarding the COVID-19 epidemic.

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.