Amanda Campbell

Over 100,000 tents go to landfill sites each year in the UK alone, partially because a staggering one in five tents is left behind by UK festival-goers. This tremendous annual wastage has long-term environmental damage plus also leads to expensive clean-up bills and landfill taxes for festival organisers.

Demo of Comp-a-tent at RAEngArchitectural Studies student Amanda Campbell founded Comp-A-Tent to create the world’s first fully compostable, plant-based tent.

Her invention 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.  

Her innovation has many other potential applications, from biodegradable hammocks and to compostable furniture for weekend art installations and food festivals.

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