AN academies trust has saved over half a million plastic bottles from landfill after school uniform was made from recycled bottles.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust, consists of over 30 academies including 22 secondary academies. At each of these secondary academies, students wear blazers which are provided by Trutex, made using fabric that has been manufactured from recycled drinks bottles.

Katy Bradford, Chief Operating Officer at the trust, said: “At Outwood we are passionate about doing our bit for the environment and sustainability. We are delighted that working with Trutex, we have managed to save nearly 600,000 plastic bottles from ending up in landfill.

“Our vision is students first, and this goes beyond the classroom for us. Our students of today are the adults of tomorrow and it’s our duty to ensure we do all we can to make sure the world they inherit is a healthy one.”

Each Trutex blazer saves around 36 plastic bottles from ending up in a landfill site. The Trust provides every child with a free set of uniform.