"Bloom" is a web-based interactive project that uses data published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It portrays the constituents of the United States' 2018 municipal solid waste stream through a visually engaging metaphor. In this depiction, each material category, as identified by the EPA, is symbolized by a specially designed flower, with its relative size indicating the material's percentage in the waste composition. As users interact with the blooming flowers, objects representative of each material group descend into the visualized area of the landfill. This action illuminates the decomposition timeline for each material, fostering a deeper understanding of the waste life cycle and its environmental impact.