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From Trash to Treasure


This post originally appeared on CustomMade.com.

The Dos and Don’ts of Successful Dumpster Diving

While some people spend the early morning hours asleep, partying, or getting ready for work, other people around the world pursue a slightly less conventional activity: digging through trash.

Why, you might ask, would someone enthusiastically subject themselves to the often disgusting sights and smells on the inside of a dumpster or in the middle of a trash heap? Turns out, these intrepid dumpster divers are on to something. Read on to learn what dumpster diving is all about and how you can take advantage of the wonderful treasure that is other people’s trash.

What Is Dumpster Diving?

At its simplest, dumpster diving is the act of recovering discarded items that are still useable or hold some kind of value. Also known as urban foraging, track picking, scavenging, salvaging, or curb crawling, dumpster diving targets discarded goods from retailers, schools, homes, businesses, construction sites, or anywhere that useable products are thrown away.… Read the rest

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The Creative Living Of Freegans

Via the Subculture Club, a look at the philosophy and existence of a few New York City freegans, revealing a world of adventure behind every meal:
Freeganism is creative living outside of capitalism. Free from the oppression of the wage slave economy, and free in that you're not paying for things, not participating in a moneyed economy.
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