The "back four" was already used on the bridge day against Holstein Kiel on 04.11.2023. This means that up to four drinks can be easily transported from the catering stand to the respective standing or seating area with just one hand, allowing groups to be supplied with up to eight drinks in one go. Gone are the days when at least four fingers of each hand had to be inserted into the cups from above to carry eight drinks. A "back four" in each hand and the freshly tapped beer, cola or water reaches the thirsty friends without a hitch. The packaging specialist Delkeskamp, whose headquarters are located in neighboring Nortrup and other locations are based in Hanover, Nordhausen and Odry in the Czech Republic, stands for innovative packaging concepts and has convinced VfL with a more grandchild-friendly solution to fulfill the request for a carrying aid for drinks that has been made several times by stadium visitors to VfL. The "back four" offers space for up to four drinks and is made of particularly strong corrugated cardboard. At just 68 grams, the cup carrier used by VfL is a real lightweight and the printing ink used is a mineral oil-free water-based ink.
VfL charges a deposit of 2.00 euros when issuing the carrying aid. For two reasons: On the one hand, cup carriers that are still in working order can be used again, thus avoiding unnecessary new production. Secondly, the corrugated cardboard is not classic waste that should end up on the ground or in classic waste garbage cans. As an essential raw material for paper production, the material is recyclable. The high proportion of waste paper used in corrugated cardboard production ensures that used corrugated cardboard remains a sought-after commodity in the long term. Corrugated board itself also contains a large proportion of used paper and paper products: On average, 80 percent of corrugated cardboard consists of recycled material such as used corrugated cardboard, waste paper or cardboard packaging.
"Those who act sustainably assess the economic, environmental and social consequences of their actions for the future. Packaging suitable for grandchildren is defined by its recyclability. This is why VfL's clear requirements for our product in this respect fit in so well with our own guidelines," says Nicholas Delkeskamp, Managing Partner at Delkeskamp Verpackungswerke GmbH. "For us, demand-oriented solutions are the result of a balance between creativity, imagination, experience and knowledge of what is technologically feasible."
VfL partner Delkeskamp brings back the cup holder