To stop plastic pollution, two students engineered a bacterium that could transform plastic into usable compounds.

Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao who have been working on their project for years said they developed a bacterium that could chemically breakdown plastic polymers into water and CO2.

“It is practically impossible to make people stop using plastic, we need technology to break the material, and everything becomes biodegradable.”

They believe that they can turn the plastic crisis into a great opportunity and disrupt the textile industry.

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