55 teams will receive a share of $115,000 in scholarship prizes
Consider it a 30-million-ton problem. Of the nearly 300 million tons of plastic produced around the world each year, over 30 million winds up as plastic waste. Quantifying this waste, coming up with the best methods for U.S. cities to recycle it, and recommending guidelines for nationwide recycling standards was the task faced by the nearly 6,000 U.S. high school students who competed in Moody’s Mega Math Challenge in early March.
Originally published April 1, 2013 via via The Washington Sun. To read the full article, click here.