A tie produced from recycled plastic bottles

I realised whilst getting my uniform that there were no eco-friendly versions of ties. Even though the majority of our clothing is polyester (a type of plastic) and one of the main plastic polluters.

I started on a project back in September 2019 to make all ties for my school to be made from recycled plastic. I found a company that made ties from two 2 litre plastic bottles which have been saved from landfill and made into thread.

In December 2020 after the Make your Mark ballot and the issue of Plastic Pollution. It was fitting that we can announce this.

This has been a long time coming with many emails passed between various companies. Eco-friendly ties will be available to buy from Evans & Wilkins for £4.65! Though the normal school tie is £4.50 it’s a huge step in the right direction!

Arwen Skinner