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Dumpster Diving Tips: The Freegan Way (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 05/17/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 04:50 PM ET

Dumpster diving is a practice becoming more common among financially stable people, intertwined with the growing freegan movement. Their name derived from a combination of "free" and "vegan", freegans embrace practices like dumpster diving as a way of protesting an increasingly wasteful consumerist society and unethical corporations. According to, "Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources."

Learn more about dumpster diving and the values that fuel it with 8 videos we've gathered from around the web, as well as 6 tips to help you in your own treasure hunting quest. Let us know which you like best!

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Planet Green meets up with UCSD biology professor, Dr. Milton Saier, self-proclaimed freegan of 30 years. Watch as he shares his insights on freeganism, and takes some of his students on a dumpster diving lesson.
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