Giving waste a second life

The Switzerland PCO Team gave a second life to some of their congresses’ materials and created their own tote bags and pencil cases

After realising they had large amounts of tarpaulin left after EULAR and ESPEN congresses, our team decided that it would not go to waste and wanted to give it a second life. They held a sewing and upcycling workshop in the Switzerland office.

Thanks to the advice of two creative professionals, our colleagues learnt how to use the sewing machines and convert the leftovers into nicely home-made personal accessories.

The strongest pieces of tarpaulin were transformed into pencil cases, while the softer ones became nice canvas tote bags. All the material that could not be transformed was collected after the workshop by a local charity.

A very creative and eco-friendly workshop transforming leftovers into accessories!

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