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Biodegradable Tents - Heard of Them?

by Savitha C Muppala on October 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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 Biodegradable Tents - Heard of Them?

A new environment friendly tent which would perish naturally may soon be available, and what's more, its pocket friendly too!

Vanessa Harden, a Canadian designer from the UK has been busy working on prototypes for a biodegradable tent that would be cheaper than the most affordable tents on the market, reports Discovery News.

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Her project, called Future Tents encourages greener lifestyles.

One of her more recent prototypes is a foldable cardboard tent embedded with local seeds, coated in bees wax, covered in biodegrading cellophane and anchored with biodegradable potato-based pegs.
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Harden has been working with origami specialist Mark Bolitho on the tent's form.

Over the summer Harden tested a prototype in Scotland at the enormous annual music festival, T in the Park.

During four days, the Scottish weather obliged with hard rain.

According to its website, T in the Park organizers are looking for a way to avoid trashing tents.

In the meantime, maybe that cardboard prototype got festivalgoers to think harder about shelter for next year.

Source: ANI
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