Electric Picnic should charge tent deposit


Sir, – Why are festival organisers not charging a garbage or tent deposit if littering seems a problem (“Electric Picnic promoter calls for an end to abandoned tents”, August 12th)?

The Hurricane, one of the biggest festivals in Germany, charges a €10 waste deposit for about 20 years. Electric Picnic organisers should introduce a €50 tent deposit on entry and visitors will be keen to take their tent home. – Yours, etc,


UCD, Dublin 4.