In a runway event in Lagos, organized by Greenfingers Wildlife Conservation, teens catwalked in clothes made from trash that many people have never seen to stress the need for Waste Management: waste recycling and waste reduction.
The fashionable clothes are made from plastic bottles, dustbin bags, bottle caps and plastic roofing materials. The literally jaw-dropping presentation made the audience curious and excited.
I almost didn’t mention that some came in newspapers, Capri-Sun juice packets, and carrier bags.
The show which took place on a Saturday last weekend was organized to educate and entertain. According to UN, fashion accounts for up to 10% of global carbon dioxide output. And according to the founder of Greenfingers Wildlife Conservation, Chinedu Mogbo, there isn’t enough education about pollution and climate issues. Hence, the main reason for trashion runway.
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By Elijah Christopher