Tom Durkan

Tom Durkan

Product Design BSc

Rent A Tent

Encouraging reuse of tents at festivals

One in six tents is left behind at the average music festival, causing huge quantities of landfill waste annually. This throwaway culture is at risk of becoming the norm at festivals, a solution is needed that can change user behaviour on a mass scale. Rent A Tent is a hire service designed to simplify and improve the festival experience, the user does not have to put up or take down their tent or carry it to and from the festival. They can leave it behind knowing its life will not end there. The tent's modular design allows for a circular economic model incorporating repair and remanufacture which is cheaper and more sustainable. The final service design is more enjoyable for the user, cheaper for the festival company (who usually pay for each tonne of waste they have to dispose of) and better for the environment.