South Africa has a very low recycling rate with just 10% of more than hundred million tons of waste generated every year recycled, leaving heaps of rubbish wasting away in dumps or on the streets.
But one Johannesburg entrepreneur has made it her business to turn trash into fashion items.
The 20-year-old uses her innovative ideas to design clothes made from plastic.
“It all began in 2015 at a church event when we were told to create anything artistic. I then created a plastic dress,” said the youngster.
“It became a norm to outsmart creative clothing designs. I used my body measurements to make imaginative outfits.”
CGTN′s Julie Scheier caught up with Mbali Ntombela to find out how she′s doing it.