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Dumpster Diving

"I Am a Dumpster Diver, and I Eat Trash"

The Daily Collegian | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
The Daily Collegian

When you jump all the way into a dumpster, you start thinking about what other people would think if they saw you standing ankle-deep in garbage bags. But I'm already sure that I'm going to try my hand at dumpster diving again.

WATCH: Dr. Steve Brule Goes Dumpster Diving

Posted 03.19.2012 | Comedy

The second season of "Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule," premiered last night on Adult Swim, and if that alone doesn't bring you joy, the show relea...

The Art Of Dumpster Diving

Daniel Klein | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

Its the holiday season, a time when people tend to eat a lot and waste even more. This video embraces the opposite. It is the not so un-common story of a family that dumpster dives.

Sociology Professor Furnishes Home With Dumpster Finds

www.reuters.com | Judy Wiley | Posted 12.06.2011 | Impact

University professor Jeff Ferrell is something of a U.S. urban Robin Hood, although what he gives away is not stolen but the result of dumpster diving...

Dumpster Diving Professor Is An Urban Robin Hood

Reuters | Judy Wiley | Posted 02.01.2012 | Weird News

By Judy Wiley FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - University professor Jeff Ferrell is something of a U.S. urban Robin Hood, although what he...

Alice Hines

A Dumpster Dinner: Is Thanksgiving The Most Wasteful Day Of The Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 11.24.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Lynn U., a 58 year old mom of two, is bringing cornbread stuffing to her aunt's Thanksgiving celebration this year. What the aunt doesn't ...

WATCH: Letterman Catches Brian Williams Dumpster Diving

Posted 12.05.2011 | Comedy

Brian Williams may be the most likable newsman alive. He slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon on a regular basis, he's made multiple appearances on "3...

Book Rescue Organization Dumpster Dives To Stock School Shelves

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For some struggling schools, the nonprofit organization SCARCE is a lifesaver. The organization finds books and other much-needed supplies in an unlik...

Oklahoma Family On The Brink Of Homelessness Dumpster Diving To Get By

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Tapanga Wenrich is one of the over 2,000 students struggling with homelessness in the Tulsa, Okla. public school system. Tulsa World reports just a...

1.5 Million TONS Of Food Dumped Every Year, Just In California

Los Angeles Times | David Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As I reported more than a year ago, California caterers, hotels and restaurants throw out roughly 1.5 million tons of perfectly good food every year, ...

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

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dumpster diving is a practice becoming more common among financially stable people, intertwined with the growing freegan movement. Their name derived...

Why Would You Want to be Homeless? (VIDEO)

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

Here's the idea: On March 7, my roommate and I will head outside in Columbia, S.C. For one week, we will leave behind almost everything except the clothes on our backs. Our purpose? To document the homeless experience in our city firsthand.

Trash Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Looking to lower your impact on the planet? Look no further than your trash bin. We Americans produce a lot of trash -- by some estimates about 250 million tons of the stuff per year.

Scavenging as a Virtue

Donna Schaper | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Schaper

Scavenging things has helped me scavenge people and institutions. I specialize in what other people throw out.

Freecycling: Save Dough, Save Stuff

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Freecycling is a phenomenon that enables people to give unneeded but usable items to others at no cost. Whether you call it ethical shopping, sustain...

The Art of Dumpster Diving

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Olivia Zaleski

As Americans hold the not-so-spectacular distinction of producing more garbage per person than any other country (source: Energy Information Administration), "Dumpster Diving" is gaining a newfound respect and practice amongst the environmentally concerned. If you think our consumer society and its willy-nilly throwaway mentality have become unbearable, here are 10 tips for taking the plunge--into a smelly dumpster near you.

4 Easy Ways to Be a Freegan

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Conventional wisdom states that dumpster-diving is for the homeless. Freegans, however, are a small anticonsumerist group who won't allow anything use...

Defending My Rich Man's Dump

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Keenan

NPR's portrait of Wellesley, MA's "Take it or Leave it" center was incomplete. No wonder angry listeners focused on trashing the rich instead of praising efforts to recycle.

Freeganism: Do You Buy It?

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Madeline Nelson finds a bag of slightly bruised apples and day-old bread left in a supermarket's Dumpster too tempting to pass up. "A lot of perfectl...