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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x143 Two young scientists break down plastics with bacteria
TV-PG

  • 2013-07-18T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Once it's created, plastic (almost) never dies. While in 12th grade Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao went in search of a new bacteria to biodegrade plastic — specifically by breaking down phthalates, a harmful plasticizer. They found an answer surprisingly close to home.

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