Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao

Dua orang ilmuwan muda mengurai plastik dengan bakteri

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Setelah dibuat, plastik (hampir) tidak pernah musnah. Saat duduk di kelas 12, Miranda Wang dan Jeanny Yao meneliti bakteri baru untuk menguraikan plastik — khususnya mengurai ftalat, bahan tambahan berbahaya. Mereka menemukan jawabannya dengan mengejutkan di dekat tempat tinggal mereka.

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Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao · Science fair winners

Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao have identified a new bacteria that breaks down nasty compounds called phthalates, common to flexible plastics and linked to health problems. And they’re still teenagers.

Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao have identified a new bacteria that breaks down nasty compounds called phthalates, common to flexible plastics and linked to health problems. And they’re still teenagers.