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 is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children and nearly 1.5 million teachers across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.
Since 1994, Eco-Schools England has been empowering students to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through the same simple Seven Step process that has been used successfully across the world. Their student-led programme involves hands-on, real-world learning, motivating the whole school and the wider community to take part in exciting environmental projects based on their nine Eco-Schools topics.
If you are not yet an Eco school and are interested in knowing more about it and how you can become one, visit eco-schools.org.uk
For those who are already an Eco school, we hope you’re progressing well through the awards and continuing to engage your school community in all the different topic areas.
Schools are now recognising that our Eco-uniform is a more tangible way of teaching pupils about waste recycling and encouraging social responsibility.
“Keep Britain Tidy is excited to be working in partnership with David Luke and their eco-uniform range, which uses less energy to produce than a standard blazer and is helping to reduce landfill of waste plastic drinking bottles. Via our Eco-Schools programme, we’re looking forward to highlighting this practical demonstration of the link between improving the environment and the impact on education.”
Phil Barton, Chief Executive, Keep Britain Tidy.
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