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Such a water bottle, which does not need to be thrown away… can be eaten, the unique innovation of a 12-year-old girl



California: Madison Checketts, 12, a resident of the US state of California, showed such innovation at a young age, which can be very important in preventing single-use plastic pollution. Due to single-use plastic, maximum pollution is caused to water and water sources. Chekets has created such a water bottle, which you can eat instead of throwing it away when the water runs out. According to the Smithsonian Magazine report, Madison used to go to the beach in Escondido, California every year during the holidays. Checketts was very sad to see the plastic bottle waste lying around on and around the beach.

This little girl decided to find a solution to deal with plastic waste and started researching plastic pollution. Then began to work on the ‘Eco-Hero’ project. Madison has made edible gelatin bottles, in which water can also be stored. Madison Checketts’ project won first place in the prestigious STEM competition, the Broadcom Masters Competition 2022. Now, she will take the “Eco-Hero” project into competitions at the national level. Checketts is a student of Eagle Mountain School, Utah.

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300 million bottles are used in America every year
During early research, Madison Checketts learned that water bottles are designed for single use. That is to say, they must be thrown away after one use, which leads to a significant spread of pollution. According to one estimate, around 300 million water bottles are used each year in the United States, which generates a large amount of plastic waste. Recycling is not possible on such a large scale. After being thrown away, these plastic bottles often end up in the oceans. According to one estimate, more than 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste end up in our oceans every year.

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Pollution caused by plastic waste is destroying marine ecology. poses a particular threat to marine organisms. Sea creatures ingest plastic waste, which can make them sick and cause other internal damage. During his research, Checketts discovered the process of saving liquid in a gel membrane. He used it in his innovation. This gelatin membrane bottle can hold just under a cup of water. It costs about 100 rupees to make one unit.

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