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Astra

This påse för sanitetsbindor came from the airport in Kristianstad in Sweden.

Thanks to Josef Gebele (2004)

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Astra (014)

The 014 is the code number next to the Stenqvist (the bagmaker) on the reverse).

Thanks to Josef Gebele (2007)

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Astrein (1670201)

From a loo in an international training centre in Feldafing, south of Munich. I must admit I haven't detected a difference between this bag and the 1670202 one, except the article number at the bottom.

The training centre serves people from the developing world. Wouldn't Hindi, Swahili, Wolof and Vietnamese be more appropriate than Danish and Czech? (2003)

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Astrein (1670201, wider)

I'm too bored with these Astrein bags to say anything nice about them.

Thanks to Evelyn Mathias (2006)

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Astrein, (1670202)

From a women's loo at the University of Bochum in Germany. Packed with disposal information in German, French, Danish, Czech, Russian and Polish. Plus addresses for where to get more of these bags in Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic. 

"Astrein" is German for "above-board" or "genuine".

The only thing that confuses me? If this is a feminine hygiene bag, why is there a picture of a workman at the top? And why is he winking?

Thanks to Evelyn Mathias (2002)

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Astrein 03

With addresses at the bottom for bag refills in Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic.

From the Speuerhaus in Frankfurt-am-Main in Germany.

Thanks to Evelyn Mathias (2004)

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Astrein 04

With an address in Switzerland at the bottom too.

Thanks to Joerg Meyer (2004)

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Astrein 05

Bigger bag without the gussets (a manufacturing error?), bearing the number 1670202.

Thanks to Joerg Meyer (2004)

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Astrein 06

Astrein have a way of making subtle changes to their design, without actually making it any more interesting.

From the Evangelisches Krankenhaus (hospital) in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany (2004)

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