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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Hospital blue wrap is one of the most thrown away items at hospitals. Partners for World Health in South Portland plans on putting the material that is used to sterilize surgical instruments to good use.

The organizations third annual Blue Wrap Project Runway show will be held next week to showcase dresses made entirely out of blue wrap. Money raised from the event will help send recycled medical supplies to countries overseas.

"When you think about what we're throwing away and what the people in Africa and other parts of our world do not have, there is no reason to throw this away." said founder of Partners for World Health, Elizabeth McLellan.

Several designers are busy working on their creations, including Adele Ngoy who is originally from the country of Congo.

"It's very, very important," said Ngoy. "I know how people need these supplies."

The Blue Wrap Project Runway will be held April 24th at 6pm at the University of Southern Maine Abromson Center in Hannaford Hall. For ticket information go to www.partnersforworldhealth.org.

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