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Twee jonge wetenschappers breken plastic af met bacteriën

TED2013 · 9:20 · Filmed Feb 2013
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Eens gemaakt, vergaat plastic (bijna) nooit. In het laatste middelbaar, gingen Miranda Wang en Jeanny Yao op zoek naar nieuwe bacteriën om plastic af te breken, meer specifiek door het afbreken van ftalaten, een schadelijke weekmaker. Ze vonden een antwoord verrassend dicht bij huis.

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