Photo Credit: Clean Projects

With Earth Day just around the corner, champions of community clean ups in Benoni, Clean Projects, are hosting a Waste-to-Art exhibition and competition, and everyone’s invited!


Benoni, South Africa (14 April 2024) — Clean Projects—a community initiative based in Benoni that’s showing Gautengers how much change is possible when enough people lend a hand—is gearing up for an artivism event this Earth Day, and anyone feeling sensing their creative bug itching is invited to participate!

Part of their Earth Day clean up event on 20 April, Clean Projects will be hosting a waste-to-art exhibition and competition. This, in an effort to boost morale around recycling and upcycling, and inspire new creative ways of tackling environmental concerns in Benoni.

While Earth Day is observed around the world on 22 April, Clean Projects has already gotten a head start on planning where they’ll lend their green thumbs, with five different sections set to be showcased on their social media, starting with 1st Avenue.

Although they are generally busy year-round (since December 2022, Clean Projects has proudly turned around small environmental problem after problem in Gauteng to make a bigger helping of change), the Earth Day events are an extra special time of the year to inspire new eco-activists, doers, and thinkers.

Not only is Earth Day a striking reminder that the planet’s future is in all of our hands, its also the perfect excuse to rally your own community and get cracking; following in the footsteps of Clean Projects by making change little by little.

The Art Exhibition and Competition welcomes “absolutely anything made from recycled materials” as Clean Projects shares. Categories will be created for adults, high school, junior school and preschool kiddies, too. It will be held at Carpark Cnr 4th Avenue and Tom Jones Street.

Clean Projects is currently looking for prize donations, and anyone looking to get in touch can do so via

Sources: Clean Projects
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