Two Young Scientists ​Engineer ​Bacterium that ​Breaks Down ​Plastics ​(Video)

Two Young Scientists ​Engineer ​Bacterium that ​Breaks Down ​Plastics ​(Video)

The bacterium has been developed by two students, Jeanny Yao and Miranda Wang. The duo has been working on bacterium since their school years , they have already procured all patents and even managed to secure a funding of four hundred thousand dollars to develop a product at the age of 20.

Thanks to the bacterium, they both have already won five prizes and become quite popular because they are the youngest ever to win the Perlman science prize. All of this has been made possible because of this small bacteria that can transform plastic into CO2 and water. The technology can be used for two purposes; cleaning the beaches and creating raw materials for clothing.

Read more about their research on Wonderful Engineering