South African artist Mbongeni Buthelezi’s unique painting technique takes upcycling to a new level of creativity, and his works have been showcased in full colour at the United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP27, currently underway in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh.

His artworks feature abstracts as well as depictions of animals. They are vivid and striking, in hues of blue, red and violet. The KwaZulu-Natal-born artist’s beautiful masterpieces are created using a technique that allows him to work with paint made from safely melted plastic waste.

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