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Puzzles of everyday life : the mystery of the red rubber bands from Kreuzberg

whence come these red rubber bands? You are in the neighborhood on the Sidewalk, sometimes every few meters one, even in the hallway I can see which are. Since the suspicion is that she has lost the postman. The use of these extra-long rubber bands to the letters to keep them together.

Geez, what the heck, like you think. The whole city is full with cigarette butts, discarded paper bags, coffee cups and plastic garbage of all kinds, what is the the couple of rubber bands care? You will be laughing. I collect the meanwhile, if you're still reasonably clean, and bring them with you. Are of good use. But the thing won't let me rest, my curiosity is piqued. I'm stretched like a rubber band.

messengers of Pin AG to collect the rubber bands on the Handlebar of your Bicycle. They can be re-used to bundle letters.Photo: Peter Kaiser/ Pin AG

Written request at Deutsche Post. Red rubber bands lost? Answer: "A bundle of letters by tapes or rubber is carried out only in exceptional cases – for example, for delivery in larger companies or in larger high-rise facilities." Both we have to offer in our our Kreuzberg Altbaukiez. But still, the Pin AG, the carrying of letters in Berlin. Call Peter Kaiser, team head of Marketing: "How many other postal service provider Pin AG used red rubber bands to bundle letters that belong to the same house address." Often, one would look to the Bicycle handlebars, where they collected the messengers inside and messengers then. "We try as much as possible to re-use," says Peter Kaiser.

find. Rubber bands like this are always on the sidewalks in our neighborhood, sometimes even in the hallway.Photo: Stephan Wiehler

of Course, could the one or the other rubber band loss. But: "How many have been lost, is not comprehensible," says Mr. Kaiser. So, this is not true. You could calculate the loss. Finally, Post and Pin AG to get more lost rubbers. Peter Kaiser points out that his company has certificate a environment, according to ISO 14001, an international environmental management system, which will help to improve the life cycle assessments of companies, authorities and other organisations. "We are not in vain, the green Post office", says Mr. Kaiser.

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who is the red rubber bands come in our neighborhood, order is unclear. By the way, I've read that the most rubber bands are manufactured from rubber and are therefore completely biodegradable. But this takes time. Maybe someone who wants to rehab his Image after ISO 14001 reports. Before in the spring - God forbid! - a songbirds with one of the rubbers strangled.


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