A Scottish high school has become the first in the country to introduce an eco-friendly school uniform. Pupils at Inveralmond Community High School, in Livingston, are to be kitted out in the environmentally-friendly blazer from next term. This is from the BBC…
Each school jacket is made from 16 recycled plastic bottles and uses 84% less energy to produce than a normal blazer.
Pupils at the school were involved in the unique design of the blazers.
They were made by the Academy Uniforms company and incorporates Octalobal yarn to give a matt finish.
Gordon Paterson, Inveralmond Community High School head boy, said: “We were all consulted about our new uniform and thought that it’s important to do our bit to help the planet. The jackets are really smart and very comfortable.
“I’m sure other schools will follow our example in the future.”
Donna McMaster, Inveralmond Community High School’s head teacher, said: “The school has always tried to promote looking after the environment and ensure that young people care about the environment in which they live.
“Indeed they have an award winning eco-group within the school and to have an eco- friendly blazer for our students seemed a natural progression.
“Both the school and the community are excited about the new look this gives to Inveralmond Community High School and believe it is a real statement about our readiness to learn.”