Academic journals for high school students

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An Opportunity for the Needed Transformation in Plastic Pollution

Yeonwoo Choi

Seoul International School


This paper traces plastic waste management’s historical evolution and its global impact. It highlights soaring plastic production and its environmental and economic consequences. Traditional methods like landfills and incineration are assessed. Innovative technologies like Cat-HTR show promise for a circular economy. The paper emphasizes the potential of biotechnology, focusing on microbial solutions like Ideonella Sakaiensis and BAV1 bacteria for biodegradation. These advancements signal a crucial step towards sustainability and economic growth. In conclusion, the paper stresses the urgency for innovative plastic waste management in light of escalating environmental challenges. It offers insights into evolving strategies for plastic waste.

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