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CAMP2CAMP

Festival tents get a new lease of life

CAMP2CAMP is a project that aims to minimise the environmental impact of festival camping, with great social added value. Prevention, reuse, recycling, social employment and social rental service. This is a collaboration between Love Tomorrow and the recycling shop Kringwinkel Ecoso. The focus is on applying the knowledge and experience acquired so far to improve the project in terms of efficiency, offer and service, and to create a social service provision. The global goal is to ensure this project can be implemented by next summer, when the seasonal festivals will be in full swing, with a focus on awareness raising, efficient collection and processing, a rental and borrowing service, (return) logistics, repurposing and financial balance.

A lot of camping materials are lost across festival sites all over the world. They are left behind despite being almost new, they get lost during the festival weekend or something in between. Festival camping is a major trend that reflects the problems of our linear economy. Needless to say, this way of dealing with resources and materials is detrimental to the environment. It has both a significant environmental and social impact. Unfortunately low production prices are often also the result of poorly paid labour in developing countries. Even for companies that want to produce in a socially responsible manner it is difficult to control the entire process.

From the perspective of consumers heading to festival camp sites and other customers, such as festival organisers, there are three strategies to contribute to circularity in festival camping: prevention, reuse and recycling. All these strategies seamlessly link to the circular production-consumption chain. Producers and materials circulate from one user to the next, while raw materials circulate from one product to the next. No raw materials are lost; they keep circulating endlessly. This allows us to prevent landfilling or incinerating of camping materials.

A lot of camping materials are lost across festival sites all over the world. They are left behind despite being almost new, they get lost during the festival weekend or something in between. Festival camping is a major trend that reflects the problems of our linear economy. Needless to say, this way of dealing with resources and materials is detrimental to the environment. It has both a significant environmental and social impact. Unfortunately low production prices are often also the result of poorly paid labour in developing countries. Even for companies that want to produce in a socially responsible manner it is difficult to control the entire process.

From the perspective of consumers heading to festival camp sites and other customers, such as festival organisers, there are three strategies to contribute to circularity in festival camping: prevention, reuse and recycling. All these strategies seamlessly link to the circular production-consumption chain. Producers and materials circulate from one user to the next, while raw materials circulate from one product to the next. No raw materials are lost; they keep circulating endlessly. This allows us to prevent landfilling or incinerating of camping materials.

Love Tomorrow (WEAREONE.world bvba)

{$lblPartners} Ecoso vzw

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