Trash was certainly made trendy with four entries in the Burdekin Shire Council’s Trash is Trendy competition collecting a prize.
Council’s National Recycling Week organiser Anne McLaughlin said the winners of the competition were Cheynee Messer and Rebecca Moody from Home Hill High School.
“The judging committee were impressed with the standard of entries and in the end it came down to who used the most recyclable items in their entry,” she said.
“Cheynee and Rebecca made an outfit from newspapers, magazines, butcher’s paper and papier mache.
“There was a lot of interest in the creations which were on display at the Home Hill Harvest Festival at the weekend.”
The winners were rewarded for their efforts with two nights’ accommodation at Club Crocodile Airlie Beach. The other three entries each collected a $100 prize.
Ms McLaughlin said Council would consider making the competition a yearly event to coincide with National Recycling Week.
“It’s great to see what wearable items can be made from recyclable items and I hope there will be more entries next year,” she said.
“Entries just need to be made from items that would normally be placed into the yellow recycling bin.
“The competition is just one way we can draw the community’s focus on to recycling and encourage us to recycle as much of our waste that we can.”