I didn't know you could make school uniform out of plastic bottles. That's really cool.Pupil, aged 9
David Luke have launched a nationwide search to find the most influential ’16 Under 16′ in the fight against plastic pollution, litter and other sustainability-led issues. In short, David Luke are on a mission to find the UK’s most passionate young environmentalists.
Pioneering ‘Kid Against Plastic’ founders, Amy and Ella Meek, have been enlisted as campaign ambassadors and will help to raise awareness of how to enter the search by offering insights into the world of youth social action through their own tireless campaigning. They will also join the judging panel to give a peer to peer voice in the final selection of the 16. Eco-schools Keep Britain Tidy will also be helping us to make the final selection.
Maybe you have organised a litter pick at your school, or a beach clean in your local area? Maybe you have started writing a blog about environmental issues? Whatever your Eco passion, David Luke want to hear your story. The final 16 will be invited to our Festival Of Inspiration for a day they will never forget.
David Luke Managing Director, Kathryn, explains “David Luke Schoolwear is a pioneer of Eco-uniform and has been using recycled polyester made from plastic bottles in school uniform since 2012. We estimate that we’ve prevented over 20 millions two litre plastic bottles from going to landfill since launching our Eco-uniform range. Innovation in Eco is at the heart of our corporate social responsibility as a business. We see 16 Under 16 as a platform for the next generation to share their stories and inspire others to engage in issues that are important to them.”
Any young person living in the UK under the age of 16 can nominate themselves. Parents, teachers and guardians can also enter on behalf of a young person aged 16 and under. The closing date for entries is Monday 25th June 2018 at midnight.
To find out more or to enter, please visit www.davidluke.com/16under16
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