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    How about en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsule_hotel modules with inflatable mattresses that can be dismantled and stacked compactly?

    I supposes the main snag, besides the expense, is that tents are part of the festival ambience, and are at least slightly separated from each other.
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    It's mind boggling how people who go to an ostensibly green festival commit such acts of eco vandalism. I went up Pennard Hill on the Monday following Glastonbury and there was literally a sea of deserted tents in front of me.

    Don't these people think about the co2 emissions belched out by the huge container ship that brought their tents to these shores? Dont they think of the plastic pollution (because they mostly don't get recycled)? Don't they even think of the poor sods in the sweat shops whose derisory wages make it possible to knock out these tents for £20 a pop? And, most baffling of all, why not just pack it up and use it again? Twenty quid is twenty quid after all and they're supposed to be poor students.

    It reeks of hypocrisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    It's mind boggling how people who go to an ostensibly green festival commit such acts of eco vandalism. I went up Pennard Hill on the Monday following Glastonbury and there was literally a sea of deserted tents in front of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    It's mind boggling how people who go to an ostensibly green festival commit such acts of eco vandalism. I went up Pennard Hill on the Monday following Glastonbury and there was literally a sea of deserted tents in front of me.

    Don't these people think about the co2 emissions belched out by the huge container ship that brought their tents to these shores? Dont they think of the plastic pollution (because they mostly don't get recycled)? Don't they even think of the poor sods in the sweat shops whose derisory wages make it possible to knock out these tents for £20 a pop? And, most baffling of all, why not just pack it up and use it again? Twenty quid is twenty quid after all and they're supposed to be poor students.

    It reeks of hypocrisy.
    You are correct they do not think of any of those things.

    Going to a green festival is enough for you to be able to bang on and on about how green you are to anyone who is unfortunate enough to be in earshot.

    It is virtue signaling of the worst kind

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Going to a green festival is enough for you to be able to bang on and on about how green you are to anyone who is unfortunate enough to be in earshot.

    It is virtue signaling of the worst kind
    To be fair, I thought Glastonbury was a music festival rather than a "green festival" per se.

    (although I agree the waste left there is deplorable, and doubtless many attendees would claim to be eco-warriors and suchlike)
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    Are there any "red" festivals, for those who don't give a tulip about the environment, and aren't afraid to say it?

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