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Devin Malone
ONE NIGHTS TENT
Delft, Netherlands
www.onenightstent.com

Almost one in two festival-goers leaves their tent behind after the event, which has significant environmental and cost implications for organisers. This inspired ONE NIGHTS TENT to develop a recyclable tent for music festivals.

As an avid festival-goer, Devin Malone repeatedly saw that festival-goers leave huge numbers of tents, airbeds and camping chairs on festival grounds. All these abandoned items have to be destroyed. Devin saw this as an opportunity, and his company designs recyclable festival camping gear with minimal environmental impact, including tents, sleeping bags and air mattresses.

The starting point for the design was that the festival items have to be produced as part of an industrial process using environmentally friendly materials that can be recycled. This ultimately results in camping gear which is free of fluoropolymer waterproof coatings and other toxic substances, thereby reducing the environmental impact of products made by ONE NIGHTS TENT by up to 90%.

The company’s business model is based on the sale of combination tickets to festivals. When people buy tickets they can also order recyclable products from ONE NIGHTS TENT at the same time. They can then pick up their tents at a distribution point on the festival grounds. After the festival, the company ensures that all items are collected, recycled and processed into new products.

Devin, who originates from Alaska, launched the concept of recyclable camping products during two large pop festivals in the Netherlands in 2014. Visitors responded very positively, and Devin expects to be present at new high profile festivals in the Benelux region in 2015.

Participation in the Shell LiveWIRE Award 2013 generated a lot of publicity for Devin and he expects his environmentally friendly concept to be implemented at all festivals in the Benelux within two years. Outlining his plans for the future, Devin said, “Within five years One Night’s Tent will become the new standard in the field of festival and event camping products across the world.”

 


 

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