clockTime to watch: 02:57Posted on June 13, 2019

Miranda Wang

2019 Rolex Awards Laureate Documentary

Recycling unrecyclable plastic waste has been a mission for Canadian entrepreneur and molecular biologist Miranda Wang since she was a teenager. Every year the world churns out 340 million tonnes of plastic, much of which ends up choking landfills, rivers and oceans. Through her company BioCellection, Wang is spearheading an innovative process of turning unrecyclable plastic waste from items such as plastic bags and packing materials into valuable chemicals for use in industrial and consumer products, including making cars and electronics.

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