Mbongeni Buthelezi is using his art form to help raise awareness around the importance of recycling and saving the environment. He combines his artistic passion with a love for recycling and created a completely new art form in which he melts plastic onto canvas.
Growing amounts of plastic waste is one of the world’s biggest challenges today. Despite its harm on the atmosphere, plastic-production is increasing. The sector continues to provide economic growth and job opportunities in many countries, but at the cost of the environment.
However increased efforts to fight climate change has lead to more measures around reducing pollution. Recycling has become a key component of these measures. South African-born Mbongeni Buthelezi, known as the “artist who paints with plastic” is adding his voice to this important issue.