School uniforms and sustainability: Seema Goyal, Managing Director, Goyals of Maidenhead

The production of school uniforms requires the use of natural resources, such as water, energy, and raw materials, which can have a significant environmental impact. The production process can also result in the release of harmful chemicals and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Additionally, the transportation of school uniforms from the manufacturer to the school can also contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. This is especially true for schools that order uniforms from overseas manufacturers.

Another environmental impact of school uniforms is the disposal of old or unused uniforms. Many schools require students to purchase new uniforms each year, which can result in a significant amount of textile waste. While some schools have implemented uniform recycling programs, the majority of uniforms still end up in landfills.

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