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VIDEO: Your portrait from recycled plastic?

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The artist who ‘paints’ with recycled plastic

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24 August 2015 Last updated at 00:07 BST

The materials needed to make art can be expensive, too expensive for some.

But one artist in South Africa has found away to combine his artistic passion and his love of recycling.

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”.

Video journalist: Christian Parkinson

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