dutch company offers a solution to one of music festival’s biggest problems – waste. each year mountains of land waste are left behind formed of the things people can’t be bothered to deal with, one of which is tents. offering a more eco-friendly, easy-to-throw-away alternative, designers wout kommer & jan portheine have created kartent, a 100% recyclable cardboard for the 3-day festival.

100% recyclable cardboard tents are pitching up at festivals in a bid to make them more eco-friendly

images courtesy of kartent

 

 

the kartent is made entirely out of un-coated and thick cardboard providing a structural strength not found in a standard tent. each tent is designed to host two people with room for storage and has a 3.3-square-meter floor plan with a small back window to keep it fresh. according to their website a kartent ‘will stay dry with some showers for sure’ and ‘will perform similar under heavy conditions as a regular tent would‘ for several days.

100% recyclable cardboard tents are pitching up at festivals in a bid to make them more eco-friendly

 

 

kartent partners with festivals to pre-pitch their tents meaning festival-goers don’t need to carry the extra weight. at the end of the festival kartent takes the waste to a local recycling facility. they also offer an opportunity for brands to advertise on the sides of them, reducing the price for the consumer which can range from 34.95 (that’s about $40) for a junior size and a ‘home’ size for 49.95 (around $56).

100% recyclable cardboard tents are pitching up at festivals in a bid to make them more eco-friendly

100% recyclable cardboard tents are pitching up at festivals in a bid to make them more eco-friendly

100% recyclable cardboard tents are pitching up at festivals in a bid to make them more eco-friendly

  • what happens if it rains?? heavy rains?

    teo says:
  • what if it rains???

    john says:
  • More ecofrendly! a reusable tent! oh wait, its already existing! FYI : paper cant be recycle more than 5 or 6 time

    Régis says:
  • Looks like a suffocation hazard to me!

    Jesse says:
  • It would have been nice to see how these are shipped, assembled, and also what the inside looks like.

    jack says:
  • That’s right, what if it rains? Or even, what if the ground or earth is damp/wet? And yes, it would have been nice to see that the inside looks like.

    Rosie says:
  • Looks like a great idea for festivals in dry climates – I can’t see them holding up against the UK festival weather though.

    Craig says:
  • ‘eco-friendly’ is slightly different. And I think I have already heard of ‘reusable’ tents: every conventional tent.

    Tilman says:
  • I suggest HexaYurts because they can be disassembled and reused, and because they have a history of surviving inclement weather.

    jon deaux says:

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