Game Of Throwns

The launch of a stunning new waste-awareness project, WASTE NOT Mash It Up! takes place in Sydney Olympic Park next week on Tuesday September 4th at the climax of the annual Youth Eco Summit.

Two teams of teenage “trashionistas” will compete to take home trophies for Most Resourceful, Best Messaging or Best Trashion, parading in front of hundreds of high school students, staff, and a panel of veteran judges including international trashion artist, Marina DeBris .

Students from Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High school, and Engadine High School have worked for over 3 months to transform waste plucked from school bins and playgrounds into award winning couture – using plastic straws, bags, bubble wrap, and other debris. The whole process has been filmed for the documentary film Mash It Up and educational resources, available in 2019.

Inspired by international trashionista and plastic activist Marina DeBris, the schools have workshopped materials with artist Angela Van Boxtel, Sydney set and costume designer Imogen Ross, and Allerton swimwear designer and fashion lecturer Pirra Griffiths.

Judges of WASTE NOT Mash It Up! also include Jeff Angel, Director the Total Environment Centre, Camille Reed the Circular Fashion Conference, Francis Pascua marketing manager from eco label G-Star Raw and Laura Wells, super model, marine biologist and ocean ambassador. Prizes have been generously provided by Replas, G-Star Raw and Harris Farm.

What: WASTE NOT Mash It Up! Project launch + Trashion Parade

Where: Hall Of legends, Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park

When: 1pm for 1.30 – 2.30pm

For interview opportunities or more info please contact Ruth Hessey,

E: [email protected] m: 0425253293 or visit


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