Jul 2nd, 2019
Stop the throwaway culture of ‘festival tents’
By Megan Bentall
The UK’s biggest retailers are advertising tents as “festival tents” as if they’re single-use, it encourages people to use them once and leave them behind.
It means 250,000 tents are discarded at festivals in the UK every summer. Retailers know that by marketing them as “festival tents” they’re suggesting these tents only have a single use. But they do it anyway.
So a group of festival organisers are urging stores like Argos, Decathlon, Sports Direct and Amazon to stop advertising these tents as “festival tents” as if they’re single-use. They say it encourages people to use them once then leave them behind.