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Dumpster Diving

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.

Thousands Of Dollars In Artifacts Found In NY Trash

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- One man's trash is definitely another man's treasure. A Queens man hired to remove material from a deceased artist's estate has f...

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...

Trashed Painting Could Fetch $1 Mil At Auction

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A painting stolen 20 years ago was found lying in trash along a street, and now it could fetch up to $1 million at auction. Elizabeth Gibson didn't k...