Recyling Old Uniforms at Lothian

Following the introduction of our new bus driver uniforms last month, we will be collecting the old style uniforms to be recycled.

Around 300,000 tonnes of unwanted clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year. By disposing of these old uniforms in a sustainable way, we will not only prevent unnecessary waste from entering landfill but will also help do our bit for charity.

The recycling company selected by our uniform partner, Murray Uniform, to process our old uniform holds a Royal Warrant. This means that the wipers and rags that our old end-of-life uniform is converted into are often used in many applications from the Royal Palaces through to high profile car manufacturing brands for end of production line polishing.

We have also teamed up with our charity partner, Cancer Research (who our unclaimed lost property is donated to) and have arranged for the items of uniform that do not have our logo on it, trousers and skirts to be sold in their shops around Edinburgh, helping to raise valuable funds for this fantastic charity.

Sarah Boyd, Operations Director, Lothian said:

In line with our environmental commitment it was important to us from the start of this process to be able to recycle items of uniform which are no longer required by Lothian.    Working in partnership with Murray Uniform and Cancer Research UK enabled us to find an alternative use for these garments, which allows us to play our part in looking after the local environment and raise funds for a local charity.

This process has started in our Central garage and will be rolled out to our Marine and Longstone Garage over October and November.