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Dumpster Diving

PA Dumpster Divers Arrested For Helping Their Community

Zac Thompson | Posted 11.24.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Dumpster diving prevents food waste, plain and simple. It's not something we should punish but it is something we should reward.

This Guy Makes His Meals From Plants Found In Public Parks

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home

When “Wildman” Steve Brill hankers for a fresh meal, he doesn’t go to Whole Foods. Instead, he heads to one of New York City’s public parks an...

Dumpster Diving For A Special Cause

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 08.03.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


This Man Survives Almost Entirely On Food Waste

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 08.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

William Reid is determined to take full advantage of the “mass abundance of organic, healthy fruits and vegetables that are in the dumpster.” So m...

This Man Only Eats Perfectly Good Food Waste

The Huffington Post | Paul Josephson | Posted 07.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


This Guy Spends $2.75 A Year On Food And Eats Like A King

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home

Over the last two years, William Reid has spent just $5.50 on food. Reid is a committed dumpster diver: He dredges unsold grub from supermarket dumpst...

Sustainable Living - You Can Eat Like A King From A Dumpster

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Activist and adventurer Rob Greenfield shows that we can eat food with almost no environmental impact. In his travels across America, Rob made a commitment to eating local, unpackaged, and organic food to lessen his environmental and social impact. He followed these rules with one exception, he could eat food that was going to waste.

This Dumpster-Diving Artist Is Turning Trash Into Beautiful Art

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home

Waste sculpture artist Thomas Dambo is on a mission to show the world how to turn trash into beautiful and meaningful artwork. When the artist was gro...

I Was a Whole Foods Dumpster Diver

Thrillist | Posted 03.18.2016 | Home

By: Dan Gentile Credit: Jason Hoffman/Thrillist Most people could never imagine themselves biting into a sandwich dug out of a dumpster, but the bo...

A Thousand Clown Cars

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Sandy Thomas

It's like a thousand clown cars stopped all over the city and people started pouring out of them. Everywhere you look there are people wheeling suitcases to their lodgings. Bleary-eyed travelers that were Glenn and me a few days ago, walk in a Bataan Death March line dance.

A Big-Hearted Man and His Calling to Build Tiny Houses for Oakland's Homeless

NationSwell | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home

Kloehn has built 35 miniature homes for the homeless in Oakland and San Francisco. All construction materials (except for the wheels and a few other odds and ends), are sourced from garbage. He also runs workshops and gives lectures, teaching other artists and handypeople the tricks of the trade.

The Food Waste Fiasco: You Have To See It To Believe it

Rob Greenfield | Posted 11.29.2014 | Home
Rob Greenfield

I'm not just dining from the dumpster to meet my needs though. I'm doing this to inspire America to stop throwing away food.

Dumpster Dive Treasures and the Best Salvage Makeovers

Hometalk | Posted 11.09.2014 | Home

Have you ever repainted a chair from a thrift store or put new hardware on a rescued roadside armoire? If so, you understand the drive to make something new and wonderful out of something broken, old or outdated.

Meet The Man Who Serves Up Six-Course Meals From A Dumpster

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Americans throw out 25 percent of their groceries each year. But a new group called the Salvage Supperclub is trying to change the way we think about ...

Dumpster Diving As An Act Of Faith

Religious News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 02.22.2014 | Home

NEW YORK (RNS) As a musician barely scraping by, Gio Andollo looks to trash bins as a way of life. On a recent outing, he carefully untied bags out...

The Family Treasure This Couple Is Missing

Posted 09.16.2013 | Home

You know what they say: One man's trash is another man's treasure. That's why Michigan couple Larry and Emily Wallace went dumpster diving recentl...

The Ultimate Loaded Question: What's for Dinner?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 11.08.2013 | Home
Frida Berrigan

How many times is it okay for me to pick up a piece of banana off the floor and give it back to him? He is not consuming a pure organic diet. Is he going to grow a horn? Did I remember to wash the plum before I handed it to him? And, oops, is he eating the fruit sticker?

Hitching the Patch: Cree Carny on Fights, Women & Childhood

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.03.2013 | Home
Michael Sean Comerford

Hitchhiking the Northern Rockies "Oil Patch" region yesterday, I was picked up by an old Cree Indian with carny stories of the bygone era of his youth.

Student Wants To Open Cafe That Serves Discarded Food For Free

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2013 | Home

Turkey meatballs, organic Greek yogurt, fair trade coffee. It sounds like the makings of a persnickety shopper’s grocery list. But it’s just one b...

WATCH: 'Waste Cooking,' Dumpster Diving Reality Show

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.11.2013 | Home

Dumpster diving may seem like a cringeworthy practice to some, but it's nonetheless gained popularity across the world. In Austria, it's inspired a re...

WATCH: The Dumpster Divers Of New York

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

By Alex Mallis An aging Brooklyn artist, his young assistant, and a blind friend arrive by rusted retro car; a Puerto Rican woman and her teenage g...

Combing the Globe for Sustainable Food: An Interview With The Perennial Plate

Culture-ist | Posted 01.09.2013 | Home

Think about the sustainable food movement and stories of dumpster diving or eating insects probably aren't the first things that come to mind. However, perhaps these anecdotes may provide another approach to thinking about sustainable eating.

Can An Ancient Farming Practice Solve Current Hunger Crisis? | Posted 08.02.2012 | Home

Gleaning. The word may not be immediately recognizable to many, and that’s probably because it hasn’t been a practice of most Americans for a long...

'Extreme Couponing': Dumpster Diving At 7 Months Pregnant?

Posted 06.26.2012 | Home

On the season finale of "Extreme Couponing" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on TLC), viewers were introduced to Krista, who was seven months pregnant at the time of...

The Crazy Place One Woman Found Her Lost Wedding Ring

Posted 06.19.2012 | Home

By Associated Press ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- An Attleboro, Mass., woman is praising the city's trash collection company after its workers helped her dig...