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May 24, 2016 3:31 pm

Two Wharton social entrepreneurs just got a Fast Company nod

Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao developed a kind of bacteria that can eat plastic waste and are winning all kinds of awards for it.

Grow up, humankind.

(Photo by Flickr user Kate Ter Haar, used under a Creative Commons license)

Plastic isn’t going away any time soon. So, Wharton students Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao have invented a bacteria capable of eating it.

And it’s only taken them four years to develop it and turn it into a company (yes, they started working on the product while still in high school). It’s called BioCellection, and it’s been on a crazy award-winning streak all year that’s already raised the company $400,000.

Needless to say, people are taking notice — including Fast Company.

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Wang and Yao are hoping to pilot their product on a larger scale in China this summer.

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