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Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council

The best of the best

The projects were judged by a panel made up of Councillor Vicki Southworth, Councillor Genevieve Robinson and Lincoln University Professor Jon Hickford. All three judges said that the standard of projects this year and the passion displayed by the four finalists was top-notch.

“The projects presented by these four young scientists are the best of the best, and all tackle environmental issues that are extremely relevant to our world today,” said Councillor Southworth.

Councillor Robinson said it was challenging to decide just one winner.

“I feel that our environment is in great hands knowing that strong, young, and inquisitive minds hold such scientific knowledge and curiosity.”

Prof Hickford said that there is more and more evidence showing just how dangerous microplastics are to both the environment and our health.

“Millie’s project takes a major problem and finds a solution that has the potential to make a significant positive impact.”