Artist Mbongeni Buthalezi at work
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The artist who 'paints' with recycled plastic

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 a way to combine his artistic passion and his love of recycling.

Mbongeni Buthelezi 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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