Trash Academy
Mural Arts and South Philadelphia neighbors





Trash Academy is a collaboration between artists, environmental activists, community members in Southeast Philadelphia, and high school students from all across the city. Supported through Mural Arts’ Restored Spaces initiative, Trash Academy responds to neighborhood concerns about waste disposal practices and inspires a actionable solutions to issues involving trash. Trash Academy worked with RAIR to design, build and install a series of planters and benches made from recycled rigid plastic on a street corner in Southeast Philadelphia.