The Glastonbury Festival remains true to its roots as a sustainability event and Smartply has supported Greenpeace in playing a sustainability role in a cleaner and greener Glastonbury music festival by providing a range of timber panel products that offer low environmental impact and proven longevity.
For this year’s festival, Smartply helped Greenpeace in the creation of a number of new timber structures made from sustainable, durable and moisture resistant OSB3 panels that were part of this temporary town in a field.
Smartply OSB3 was used by the Greenpeace team to create the forest showers, climbing wall, the Greenpeace information stop, the entrance to the virtual reality dome showing David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive, and new insert sections of an impressive 7-metre drop slide, the emergency exit feature of a tall space rocket. Originally designed for the creation of hoardings, the versatility of Smartply Siteprotect Plus, a double sided coated OSB3 panel, was demonstrated by the Greenpeace carpenters who built a number of large, reusable time travel seating pods.
Bob Wilson, Head of Events at Greenpeace UK commented: “Over the years we have watched with interest the use of Smartply spread to other festivals. The product range has also expanded giving Greenpeace’s build and decor team many more options when using it to create our entertaining and inspiring features in the field”.
The mud, madness and music might be over and now that the 120 carpenters and builders have deconstructed their Greenpeace creations, it will either be reused this year at other festivals such as WOMAD or Shambala and then brought back to life to be reinstated next year at Glastonbury.