Plastic waste is a problem, with over 90 per cent of the plastics we throw in recycling bins ending up in landfills and oceans. Current trends point to there being 12-billion tonnes of plastic waste in the environment by 2050. Clearly, something needs to be done.
Enter two young scientists from Vancouver who have found a solution.
Miranda Wang and Jenny Yao discovered a process that can break down tricky plastics into chemicals, which can then be used to create brand new materials. They founded the company BioCellection with the goal of producing machines that use their process to convert plastic waste anywhere.
In the video clip above, Miranda joined Ben via video call to talk about the pilot project.