Year 6 Environmental Leaders at St Peter's Primary School in Port Macquarie have begun a new environmental initiative in conjunction with Worn Up, recycling non-wearable school uniforms.
Worn Up aims to reduce textiles in landfill by recycling unwanted and old school uniforms. They can make a school desk from a school dress or acoustic tiles from scraps of school uniforms.
"By upcycling non-wearable uniform waste, we reduce landfill, save water, and make new Australian-made products," Year 4 teacher Natalie Jennings said.
"Students are invited to bring in non-wearable school uniforms and place them in the pod, which is timely as the St Agnes' Catholic Parish schools have just updated their current uniform and will roll out the new uniforms from 2022," principal Geoff Leary added.
Students have already filled one pod with recycled uniforms.
"We look forward to making a difference," Year 6 Environmental Leader Bailey Rowlatt said.
Visit wornup.com for information about how Worn Up makes new things from old.
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