Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.
Written by Janet H. Cho.
Best friends Pavel Galchenko and Yohann Samarasinghe are pitching their solution to what has been a long-standing and seemingly unsolvable problem of rubber tire manufacturing: What to do with the components that can’t be recycled.
Galchenko and Samarasinghe, who started tackling the problem as students at Aurora High School, say they have figured out how to extract the rubber and steel from tires in a way that’s both affordable and environmentally friendly.
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Originally published February 9, 2017.