WVLT-TV (ABC): Bearden High students virtually design and sell plant-based water bottles

By December 8, 2021 November 5th, 2022 Highlight, News

“Juniors and seniors at Bearden High School in the Virtual Enterprises class took one of their classmate’s ideas to virtually create a water bottle company.

The catch is that it’s not a disposable plastic water bottle. Instead, “Plas-Tech” is plant-based using nanocellulose, which comes from a wood pulp.

In Bradynn Belcher’s research, she found BPA is often one of the chemicals found in plastic water bottles.

“93% of the world’s leading water bottle brands contain microplastics that actually leak toxic chemicals into your water,” said Belcher, a senior and the Plas-Tech CEO.

She’s a softball player who was used to drinking lots of plastic water bottles on the weekends while at tournaments. Then earlier this year, Belcher got diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS, which can lead to other health issues.”

Watch the news story clip and read the full story here: https://www.wvlt.tv/2021/12/08/bearden-high-students-virtually-design-sell-plant-based-water-bottles/