Norfolk fashion show gets students involved in recycling

Written by: Florence White | Published:

National Recycling Charity RECOUP and Norfolk Waste Partnership have joined forces to cut confusion on the recycling of plastics with a competition for school students in the area to design garments for a fashion show.

Garments showcased were made of a polyester containing recycled PET bottles, and managed to show the public the variety of uses recycled plastic can provide.

By involving students, the project managed to create an event on recycling that appeared accessible and interesting to young people in the area.

It offered an opportunity to highlight environmental issues the students felt were important and made the issue of recycling more inclusive.

One of the finalists, Emily Bridges said: “This is a great opportunity to showcase plastic recycling and fashion together.

Stuart Foster, CEO of RECOUP, said: “This project provides a great opportunity to reduce confusion householders may have when recycling plastics and to ensure that the resource is recycled and does not end up as litter”.

The show illustrated the many uses of plastic and created a vision of what we can do with our recycling in the future.

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