Creative minds turn recyclable trash into trendy wearable art

All who entered this year’s Burdekin Shire Council Trash is Trendy competition have had their efforts rewarded.

The winners of the competition were Emily Gibson and Savannah Cannavan from Home Hill High School.

The winning outfit was a bridal dress created from plaster bandage and pages from an old encyclopaedia.

Runners up were Jared Alfred and Daniel Hamilton with their suit made from plastic shopping bags, newspaper and old fabric.

Third place getters were Katherine Free and Chloe Hutley, who made a dress from garbage bags and magazines.

Fourth place was Kim Harding who created a handbag out of cardboard and newspaper.

All of the entries included items that could be placed in the Shire’s yellow recycling bin, like newspaper, cardboard and magazines.

The creations were on display at the Home Hill Harvest Festival at the weekend.

The winners were rewarded for their efforts with their choice of $100 cash prize, a Reef HQ family pass, Yongala Dive $50 voucher or a Yongala Dive t-shirt and a Reef HQ child pass.

The Trash is Trendy competition is held in conjunction with National Recycling Week and highlights how everyday recyclable items can be turned into something else and reused.


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