a 24-year-old has invented a new way to break down plastic waste and prevent it from landing in the ocean

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2018 Pritzker winner, Miranda Wang, and IoES Communications Director, David Colgan, in The Epoch Times: California’s Recycling Challenges Require Scientific Innovations

“California is no different than the rest of the United States in that regard, but not being able to export … most of our stuff to China is obviously a problem,” David Colgan, a sustainability author and communications specialist at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, told The Epoch Times.

“We need some technological improvements,” Colgan, who co-authored the book “The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet,” said. “We need to figure out new ways of recycling … what they are now trying to do is create a completely circular economy.”

This is the precise goal that Miranda Wang, co-founder and CEO of BioCellection, is aiming toward.

“We specifically focus on plastics that are not recyclable today, which is, overall, on a global scale, 91% of plastics that are produced,” she told The Epoch Times. “Although a lot of companies out there are [developing] recycling technologies, they’re actually not targeting the plastics that are considered unrecyclable today.”