Our mission is to clean plastic pollution from the oceans using synthetic organisms, with the vision of creating artificial islands!
What are we doing?
Plastic Republic is a synthetic biology project. We want to turn plastic waste into a resource that could be used for many purposes, including building artificial islands! We are building synthetic organisms that stick tiny pieces of plastic together. To find out more about the science, check out our website.
If you’re interested in more details about plastic pollution, listen the inspiring Captain Moore who first discovered it.
A big part of our project is public outreach. That means getting YOU involved. We’re filming a documentary, airing a radio show and very excitingly, working in a public lab with citizen scientists! We’re also engaging with school students and putting on an architecture exhibit. Your support will help fund these initiatives and turn a good idea with potential into real impact.
You can support us by claiming a piece of land on our virtual island!
About the Team
We are 14 university students from UCL participating in iGEM, the world's largest synthetic biology competition. You can meet our team here.
How do I get in touch?
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