Outdoor & Festivals

published on 14 October 2022

With the current global trends continuing, the entire volume of plastics in landfills will reach a staggering 12 billion metric tons by 2050, which is as heavy as 35,000 times the Empire State Building. Industries across the globe are working hard to reduce their numbers in this shocking volume of plastic waste.

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Aligned with such global attempts, festival and camping industries are working towards reducing their share of plastic waste. In the UK alone, around 250,000 tents are left behind at music festivals each year. Sustainability charities are working together with the festival organizers to recycle these tents or put them to good use. 

Although these attempts bring a positive environmental impact, they have created a perception for many festival attendees that leaving a tent behind is the right thing to do. In reality, however, only a small fraction of these tents are fully recycled. As a result, most of them end up in landfills. These tents are mainly made of single-use plastics, each equivalent to 8,750 straws or 250 pint cups. In total, they result in around 900 tons of plastic waste in landfills each year. 

Replacing the current single-use plastic tents with an alternative solution is the right way forward for the festival and camping industries to reduce their share of plastic waste. To this end, we are providing a solution that is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

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