Parley Talks: MIRANDA WANG – PLASTIC-EATING BACTERIA


 

"Choosing to ignore the problem is the same as choosing to endorse it."

 

The world’s ocean ecosystems are on the brink of a complete collapse as a result of plastic pollution and other irresponsible human activities. Miranda Wang first witnessed the reality of our plastic waste problem on a field trip to a local landfill during her junior year of high school. Her initial disgust ultimately inspired an ambitious idea for solutions. As a student of synthetic biology, Miranda discovered and has been engineering bacteria that could biodegrade plastics, and in turn help counter the threat of plastic pollution in the oceans. She has since turned her discoveries into an award-winning business model for using chemistry to turn hard-to-recycle waste into new materials for everyday products. 

 

Learn more about Miranda's company, BioCellection

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