Who We Are

Trash Hackers is a collective of artists, technologists, engineers, designers, educators committed to responsible DIY plastic recycling, education, documentation, and user-friendly tools.

Midori Hirose is a sculptor, curator, educator, Plastic Vision founding member/educator/maker, and FORM+ADX AiR founding coordinator.

Emma Prichard is the owner of Plastic Lizard Recycling, LLC. She is a trained ecologist and was inspired to start Plastic Lizard because of the plastic crisis facing our lakes, rivers, and oceans.

Darcy Neal is a makerspace coordinator, creative technologist, and educator. Neal is a founding member and artist for Lady Brain Studios.

Alice Rotsztain is a Metro master recycler (Class 71). Creator of Plarn Lab, designer, educator, and producer of public arts/crafts workshops.

Athena Edison-Lahm has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, with an emphasis on materials and sustainability. Her graduate experience includes studies in energy engineering from Portugal, business from Spain, and currently healthy building science at PSU. She currently works on green roofs, web design, and product development. 

Francesca Frattaroli has a degree in mechanical engineering, with an emphasis in environmental (methane) sensor development, and is a STEAM coordinator/designer at PCC.

Friends and Supporters of THC

Proto-Pasta – supplier of vibrant PLA for plastic experiments

Hedron Hackerspace – provider of metalworking equipment and community access point for our Precious Plastics recycling equipment

Sam Smith – creator of the metabolizer and the trashprinter project

Manifestation PDX – provider of studio and event space for trash hackers collective

Jesse Mejia – artist focused on producing interactive art and programming

Precious Plastic – providers of open source blueprints and experiment results for precious plastics equipment