The City of Manassas has received a Virginia Recycling Association’s award for the second year in a row.
According to a release, Manassas was given the award for the work to educate young people about recycling as part of their Project Recycle Runway program.
For the past two years, the city has teamed up with the Manassas Boys & Girls Club to teach children ages nine to 13 about recycling textiles by hosting a fashion show where they can show off their recycled fashion creations.
This year’s fashion show is being held November 15 at 6 p.m. at 9501 Dean Park Lane in Manassas.
The city selected America Recycles Day for the fashion show as “it is the only nationally recognized day for community driven awareness for promoting recycling,” stated a release.
On average, Americans generate more than 82 pounds of textiles for waste each year, which accounts for 5.2% of all solid waste generated in the United States.
“The children were taken on a shopping tour of Savers that provided inspiration and materials for their creations. The budding designers then worked with volunteers to transform their pieces into runway ready pieces. A panel of judges selected the winning design and awarded the runners up for the fashion show,” stated a release.
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