Growing up in a frugal household sparked my initial interest to recover trash as materials, which is what people want to get rid of in life. This developed a curiosity for what we actually need and whether trash can meet those needs. My journey with my mental health seeped into my practice as a designer as I searched for happiness - only to find out that the people I care about also struggle with similar emotional needs. I now create with waste to fulfill human needs with the byproduct of removing waste from landfills. My thesis works to meet the six human needs of certainty, uncertainty & variety, significance, love & connection, growth, and contribution. The system won't use a good cause to create more waste as a byproduct, but will instead work to fulfill the Six Human Needs with the byproduct of removing waste from landfills. I hope to spark inspiration in others to live resourcefully and plan to continue to do the unthinkable and flip "trash" into valuable goods by openly circulating knowledge to stimulate craft and innovation.