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ERP is delighted to announce the winner for the ERP Sustainable Environment Award 2020 ….Wicklow County Council won the award for their Relove Fashion Competition at the 17th annual Excellence in Local Government Awards. The ceremony was virtually held in association with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government showcases and celebrates the best of Local Government in Ireland.

Wicklow County Council developed a waste prevention initiative, a competition called Relove Fashion, which focused on the repurposing of textiles to create new outfits. The competition involved students taking an old outfit or item of fabric and using their skills in repair, needlework and design to create a new piece. The competition was designed to complement the Home Economics curriculum, incorporating resource efficiency and showcases the role fashion can play in delivering a circular economy under Ireland’s National Waste Prevention Plan.

Mayo County Council was named Local Authority of the Year 2020. The council was commended on their commitment to ensure the sustainable development of the localities they represent, raising their county’s profile nationally.