Trash Hack 2017

Organized by Veronica Head
Tooker House @ ASU, Tempe
From Sep 29th 2017
To Oct 1st 2017
See the website


What is Trash Hack?

RISN Incubator is excited to announce Trash Hack – Redesigning the future of plastics. Trash Hack is a new type of hackathon - a weekend long event (36 hours) - aimed at finding new and innovative solutions to reduce, repurpose, recycle, and design out solid waste in the City of Phoenix. The focus of the current one is on PLASTICS.


We're looking for sustainability minded innovators (like you)! This includes students and faculty in engineering, business, industrial design, computer science, life or biological science, chemistry, biomimicry, graphic design, architecture, education, and more. This event is also open to students of any level - from freshman to PhD.


The sky is the limit and teams can develop technologies, products, services, solutions, methods, etc. that reduce, reuse, or divert plastic waste.


Plastic is forever, is not bio-degradable, and virtually every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists in some shape or form. Over 50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away. Plastic accounts for around 10 percent of the total waste we generate. Plastic constitutes approximately 90 percent of all trash floating on the ocean's surface, and enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times. Let’s change this.

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