AN exhibition aiming to raise awareness about plastic pollution has gone on display at Bury Art Museum.

Posters designed by pupils from schools across the borough are being displayed as part of Bury North MP James Frith's #PlasticPledgeBury campaign.

Last summer, Mr Frith set schools and young people across Bury a challenge – to think of innovative ways they could reduce plastic waste in the town.

Youngsters were asked to research alternatives to using plastic products such as toothbrushes and plastic bags, to carry out litter-picking activities, find out about eco-friendly businesses nearby and design a poster encouraging people in Bury to be more environmentally friendly.

Eight schools signed up to the first year of the campaign, which has been co-ordinated by local teacher Laura Chepner.

Pupils designed a poster before four winners were chosen from each school.

Mr Frith said: "I was bowled over by the effort put in by the children and their commitment to raising awareness and reducing single-use plastic waste.

"Each school has committed to taking some specific actions and I look forward to visiting each at the end of the year to see what progress they've made. I'd encourage local residents to check out the exhibition!"