More than 220 million tons of plastic is produced around the world each year, but less than 20% is recycled . Miranda Wang, 24, the CEO of BioCellection, has invented a new way to break down plastic waste. BioCellection focuses on recycling polyethylenes, the most common but least recyclable type of plastic. In early November, Wang’s company received $100,000 for the invention from UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. A 24-year-old University of Pennsylvania graduate has invented a new way to break down plastic waste and help keep single-use packaging out of oceans. Miranda Wang is the cofounder and CEO of BioCellection , a company that focuses on recycling polyethylenes, the most common but least recyclable type of plastic. Most polyethylenes, like bubble wrap and plastic bags, end up in landfills. In early November, Wang’s company received a $100,000 prize for the invention from UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. The annual award, funded by the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation, honors innovators under the age of 40. Each year, more than 220 million tons of plastic is produced around the world, according to Unesco , and BioCellection says more than 80% of that is not […]

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