Young scientists from Vancouver take aim at hard-to-recycle plastics

    Two young Canadian scientists have created a process that can break down plastics that would otherwise end up in landfills or oceans. BioCellection, a California-based environmental start-up founded by 24-year-old Vancouver natives Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao, is...

Genius 6th grader invents device that hunts for ocean microplastics

    As one of 10 finalists of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, 12-year-old Anna Du will now get the chance to bring her invention to the seas. One day while visiting Boston Harbor, young Anna Du noticed bits of plastic in the sand. She tried picking them up, but...