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Friday, August 28, 2015

Strategic CSR - Art

Plastic is both a wonder and a bane of modern life. While we would be lost without it, it is also a toxin that pollutes because it tends to be discarded rather than recycled. What better way to respond, therefore, than to collect some of the plastic that has been discarded and put it to inspiring use:
 
"Mbongeni Buthalezi collects plastic bags from the streets around his Johannesburg studio and melts them to create a unique kind of art – he calls it 'plastic fantastic.'"
 
The BBC news video in the url below explains how he does it. Also, see Strategic CSR – Graffiti for another example of an ecological artist using his art to comment on our waste and pollution.
 
Truly, upcycling in its grandest form!
 
Have a good weekend
David
 
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The artist who 'paints' with recycled plastic
By Christian Parkinson
August 23, 2015
BBC