Glastonbury tents to be given new lease of life
Dumped Glastonbury tents are to be given a new life and made into luxury gift wrap.Discarded tents at this year's Glastonbury, Latitude and Wychwood festivals are set to be collected, cleaned and transformed into sustainable wrapping paper.
Nicky Rajska and Louise Oldridge, founders of Devon based company Wrag Wrap, will be getting their hands dirty salvaging unwanted tents at each site, then recycling them into wrapping products that can be used time and time again.
The tents that can be reused will be given to community groups and charities.
Nicky said: "We're looking for broken and torn tents, so we can clean and launder them, restoring them to perfect condition in an environmentally friendly way - dye them and sell them as beautiful gift wrap - with a percentage of sales going back to each festival to help protect the land and environment.
"We can't take away all of the waste but we know we can help to make some kind of a difference and hopefully shine a spotlight on the issue of discarding unwanted items at festivals."
Approximately 615,000 people will be camping at UK festivals this summer, with over 3,000 tents estimated to be discarded.
Over 83 square kilometres of wrapping paper ends up in UK rubbish bins each year.