Using recycled plastic bottles to make the Eco-fabric for the blazers is a fantastic way to demonstrate to children how products can go on to become something entirely different through the process of recycling. Students are proud to wear their uniforms.Headteacher, Newport Free Grammar School
Eco-Schools England has around 17,000 schools registered as Eco-Schools with either the Bronze, Silver or Green Flag award, or with Ambassador status.
Each of these schools has actively tackled environmental issues from litter and waste recycling to healthy living and biodiversity. All have an overall interest in making their school more sustainable, including changing the behaviour of young people.
David Luke Eco uniform made from recycled plastic bottles is a really tangible link between the recycling process, the benefits and possible outcomes and many schools in England are now teaching lessons using the Eco Schools England lesson ideas, having the uniform and linking it all together. The pupils love to see the link to what they are actually wearing!
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Lesson ideas are also available – useful for interested teachers
“Waste isn’t useless; it’s actually something you can use to make more things. You can recycle it into all different sorts of things”.
Pupil, Aged 9, Altofts Junior School, Normanton.
It doesn't feel rough, like you might have thought something made out of plastic would.Pupil, aged 9