Joburg artist drives pollution awareness by turning waste plastic into portraits

Mbongeni Buthelezi’s artwork titled ‘Jozi My Jozi’, for the pop-up exhibition, Trash to Art. The exhibition was co-created by over 500 Standard Bank employees and as part of the Jozi My Jozi initiative — a coalition of business, civil society organisations, and public sector stakeholders who want to see a revitalisation of the Johannesburg inner city. (Photo: Supplied)

Takudzwa Pongweni – 7 May 2024

Mbongeni Buthelezi, an artist and activist uses waste plastics to create highly textured portraits and hopes his art sparks dialogues on plastic pollution globally…