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Amanda Campbell

Name: Amanda Campbell
Organisation: Comp-A-Tent
Technology: Biodegradable tent
Mentor: TBC

Over 100,000 tents go to landfill sites each year in the UK alone, partially due to the fact that a staggering one in five tents is left behind by UK festival-goers. This represents a tremendous annual waste, and causes environmental damage and an expensive clean-up bill for festival organisers who are also liable for heavy landfill taxes.

Architectural Studies student Amanda Campbell founded Comp-A-Tent and has created the world’s first fully compostable, plant-based tent which can be disposed of with commercial food waste, potentially saving festival organisers millions in clean-up costs and landfill taxes. She has engineered the plastic to be weather-resistant, comfortable, light and cheaper to make than traditional tents.  And the innovation has many other potential applications, from biodegradable hammocks and to compostable furniture for weekend art installations and food festivals. She was shortlisted for the 2015 Launchpad Competition.

Comp-A-Tent has appeared in national press and technology magazines including The Huffington Post and The Daily Telegraph.

21 August 2017

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