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Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao: Break down plastics with bacteria

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FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED JUL 2013 • TED2013

While in only 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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