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A revolutionary recycling scheme is helping parents all over the city beat the annual school uniform blues.

Reuse Community Project is urging people to donate outgrown schooluniforms, sports equipment , bags and even musical instruments.

Staff will sort the stock into different schools and list items available.

In exchange for just a donation, parents can sift through and kit their child out ready for the new school year.

A spokesman for the project said: “If every family donated just one uniform this could save more than 50,400 uniforms from being discarded.

“It costs thousands of pounds to keep children in school uniforms over their schooling years. Each term it can cost around £80 for the clothes and PE kit – yet children grow out of these items very quickly.”

The average recycling/reuse rate for uniforms is currently a meagre 16 percent. Reuse now hopes to significantly increase this figure. A non-profit organisation based in Kiln Farm’s Burners Lane, Reuse recycles donated household items and sells them cheaply on site.

The proceeds are ploughed back into helping charities, organisations and individuals all over Milton Keynes.

Money donated for school uniforms will go towards projects to help local families.

Unwanted school uniform items can be taken to 16 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, MK11 3HB.