California-based company Glad may specialize in dustbin liners and food storage containers, but they recently unveiled a brilliant one-person trash bag tent for camping, music festivals and other outdoor events. The concept was launched at the SXSW 2013 music festival in Austin, Texas, where tents were distributed to campers and festival attendees on the condition that they would use them after the festival as garbage receptacles for cleaning up their campsite.
Glad tents are conceived as a simple and efficient solution for the vast quantities of garbage left behind after big music festivals. Made from a stretchy and durable material, they are meant to be used as single-person camping tents during the performances and garbage bags for collecting post-festival waste. The tents, which promote an excuse-free approach to litter control, debuted at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Texas and received a positive response, according to Glad.
Glad has already tackled problems of waste control through their waste reduction and recycling initiatives but this seems to be the first time the company played with the reuse idea. With numerous music festivals lined up for the summer, it will be interesting to see how many Glad tents and other waste control initiatives are used to reduce the amount of waste left behind.