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Dumpster Diving

Dumpster Dive Treasures and the Best Salvage Makeovers

Hometalk | Posted 09.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

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 If so, you understand the drive to make something new and wonderful out of something broken, old or outdated.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 | Religion

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 | Weddings

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 | Parents
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 | Travel
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 | Impact

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
Culture-ist

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?

www.takepart.com | Posted 08.02.2012 | Impact

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 | TV

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 | Weddings

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

"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.