Zzz's first Zzzummer
Sleeping with peace of mind on a sustainable festival mattress? Zzz, an invention of OOMPH Industries, is conquering festivals and the hearts of festival goers this summer.
Zzz is a new kind of inflatable mattress made of recycled plastic with 42 separate air chambers for extra comfort. At events in the Netherlands, England and Poland, 3144 (short) nights were spent on inflated Zzz's. A selection of the reactions:
"Oh this is actually very soft"
"It is more comfortable than my own camping mattress".
"Mine has some empty air chambers but I really don't need another one"
And it doesn't stop here. Festival goers return their Zzz motivated, without deposit, to be punctured for another round of recycling. Because Zzz is 100% recyclable, naturally non-toxic, non-static and very soft. And that is appreciated.
Founder OOMPH Industries, Sam Ninaber: "All Zzz’s are neatly returned to be recycled into new festival mattresses. That equals a savings of 4,200 Kg of PVC from garbage incineration, 21,682 Kg of CO2 global warming, 973,258 liters of fresh water, 101,946 KwH of Energy. A very good start and hopefully a flywheel for the next festival season."
Zzz Inflating Machine and Puncture MachineZzz's magical inflating machine has been running at full speed - resulting in a ‘Zzz that is ready to be slept on’ every 21 seconds. And the festivals got a free extra eye catcher because even the return of Zzz is a party to watch. The puncture machine is perhaps even more satisfying than a good night's sleep.
About OOMPH Industries
Sam Ninaber: "For us, the goal is not the amount of units sold but about the kilos of PVC saved. It is up to entrepreneurs, the younger generation and designers to take the lead in leaving the world a little better. OOMPH Industries takes a pragmatic approach to that: you can't do anything more if you don't want any emissions at all. So we look for products, situations with the most impact that we can influence. As industrial designers, we turn to industry and try to influence it. We don't solve everything, but we start the transition. Another way, another material, another production."