A SCHEME highlighting the perils of plastic pollution using art is taking place in Flintshire this month.

'Bag Boot Camp' is organised by Deeside-based charity Community Heart Productions and will see young people create various pieces of art out of litter.

The event will be held at Parkfields Community Centre in Mold on August 17 and 18 between 10am and12.30pm.

The activities - which are free of charge - include building a 'litter giant', designing marine animal sculptures, T-shirt designs, tote bag creation, placard making and more.

Community Heart Productions is a charity that uses art as a mode of community engagement, and has been focusing on plastic pollution as a vehicle of campaign over the last year.

Lyn Wakefield, manager of Community Heart Productions, said: "We use art as a way of engaging young people in major issues. Instead of just campaigning in the usual fashion, we want to bring young people together by doing something fun.

"This year our young people have been really keen to highlight the campaign against single-use plastic bags.

"The Bag Boot Camp will see us put on a range of activities, like the marine animal sculptures - for which we will build the basic structure for and our young people can fill in with plastic."

It is hoped an exhibition will be held next year to showcase all the artwork Community Heart Productions has done over the last year.

Lyn added: "It's not about producing quality art, but bringing youngsters together to have some fun."