Patrick Wilkie is a Zero Waste researcher and systems designer in Vancouver. He has improved waste data systems for UBC, through techniques such as waste auditing, system mapping, and stakeholder discussions. He co-designed the mugshare program which eliminates the need for single-use cups through a cup-sharing circular economy and developing a network of cafes as participants. He was the winner of the 2018 BioDesign Challenge at the MoMA in New York for his team’s design of MYCOmmunity Toilet, a low-cost, off grid human waste processing system grown from natural materials. Since 2016 Patrick has built machines, processes and collaborations to value and upcycle waste, as well as hosting and facilitating educational workshops with communities in Vancouver, Nicaragua and elsewhere.