Veneer and lamination processes have been labelled as unsustainable due to lack of longevity. But the principle of taking one lump of material and making it go further is environmentally responsible. This body of work is inspired by the disguise of veneer. How can we take the most overlooked waste resources and create something new, and in doing so, subvert our perception of materiality? Sheet materials and polystyrene waste are in abundance and are particularly problematic materials. Lack of recycling infrastructure means the materials from domestic settings are often fly-tipped, ending up in natural habitats and disrupting ecosystems. Like trees lock in carbon, objects have the power to lock in waste, reducing the need for first-hand materials. With influence from key sustainable principles, ‘All These Horrible Things’, highlights why we have such easily thrown-away materials and why we can’t just turn away from these materials.