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Feature: Uniforms get stuffed

When London Underground (LU) decided to update and replace its uniform for 8,000 front line employees last year, it made sure plans were in place to deal with the discarded clothes.

For security reasons the garments cannot be sold, reused or given to charity so, as an alternative, LU Clothing Services operates a recycling service where items are collected, shredded and used as stuffing for furniture and cushions.

Approximately 500,000 garments have been shredded and recycled in this way.

LU’s environmental achievements can be found in their Environment Report for 2005. For more information, visit

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