Chandler combines trash and fashion

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

Chandler's latest effort to promote recycling is by combining trash and fashion.

"We wanted to bring some attention to recycling in Chandler," Traci Conaway, Chandler's Recycling Coordinator, said. "Our residents do a great job, this is just another creative way. We are excited to have our residents show us what they know."

Each outfit was made from at least 75 percent recyclable or reused material. The mix of recycled materials in the outfits includes plastic water bottles and toilet-paper rolls.

The free Trashion Fashion Show will take place Thursday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Veterans Oasis Park.

Chandler received about a dozen entries for three age categories: 10-13, 14-17 and 18-plus.

All of the designers who created designs during the summer will be featured in the fashion show. Some may have their designs displayed in the City Hall lobby on America Recycles Day in November.

Each designer has the chance of winning prizes, such as salon gift certificates or movie tickets.

"Using fashion brings attention in a creative, artistic way and allows our residents to participate in promoting recycling, which is beneficial to our community," Conaway said.