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Scout Group help us recycle & reuse leftover tents ♻️

Posted on Tue 23 Nov 2021

Each year we aim to reduce Bournemouth 7s impact on the environment, and 2021 was no different. 

We are always working hard to reduce single-use plastics, increase recycling and make Bournemouth 7s an example to other local events, and in 2021, the campsite took centre stage. 

Abandoned tents make up 17% of the waste from UK festivals which mostly end up in landfill. To do our bit to reduce this, we invited 2nd Bournemouth Scout Group to come down after a fun-filled festival weekend and collect any tents that could be re-used for their group activities. 

For every tent that was salvaged, a plastic equivalent of 250 pint cups was saved from heading to landfill. 

Whilst we are very thankful to 2nd Bournemouth Scouts for giving a home to a large portion of the tents, unfortunately they couldn’t take them all, so we’re calling on all our campers to be a B7s sustainability champion.

After packing up your belongings (along with your dignity), PLEASE make sure you take your tent home with you too!