As part of our sustainability push and aim to become a more environmentally friendly organisation, Certis Security Australia is pleased to share that we have partnered with Worn Up to upcycle old uniforms, plastic trays and other items into new products.
Created by uniform manufacturer Sustainable Schoolwear, Worn Up aims to reduce the quantities of textiles and other defunct materials that end up in landfill by turning them into raw materials for new products.
According to Worn Up, the average school discards 100-200kg of non-wearable uniforms each year; this means over 2,000 tonnes of uniform textiles end up in Australian landfill, not including unwearable corporate and sporting uniforms. With textiles taking up to 100 years to break down, it’s important we repurpose these items into furniture, acoustic tiles, toy filling and more. For example, an old school uniform can be upcycled into a new school desk.
“As an organisation, it’s important we do everything—big and small—to operate in a more sustainable way,” said the Certis AU Health, Safety & Environment Team. “As part of this drive, we’re also encouraging customers to join the cause. We’re working closely with Sydney Airport’s Head of Sustainability to discuss what ongoing contributions can be made.”
Certis’ Sydney Airport staff have already started contributing by donating almost 500 old screening trays, while other sites have been providing old and unused uniforms, which have been turned into a variety of items including animal collars. Take a look at this segment on The Living Room.
In addition to working closely with Worn Up, we’re engaging in other initiatives to both contribute to a more sustainable future and give back to the community. In ACT, our team works closely with the Salvation Army to donate wearable, cold-weather uniforms to the less fortunate.
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