dumpster diving


This Campaigner Wants to End the Global Food Waste Scandal

Author and activist Tristram Stuart has launched campaigns, new businesses, and community events to stop nations from squandering food.
Ian Birnbaum

The Beauty Vloggers Dumpster Diving for High-End Makeup

In a strange twist on the popular phenomenon of "haul videos," some YouTubers are recording themselves showing off thousands of dollars worth of makeup products they scavenge from dumpsters.
Mitchell Sunderland

I Tried to Become a Better Person in Seven Days

My approach was simple: try one new mind-body challenge every day for a week. Like any worthy experiment it involved dumpsters, bleach, shame, swordfighting, and diarrhea.
Zac Thompson
food waste

Growing Up in a Zen Kitchen Taught Me to Love Waste

Japanese Buddhism emphasizes asceticism, and if that virtue were to be judged through what we cooked, then leftover casserole could not be a more perfect meal. As for all the melted cheese—well, even Zen students need to be permitted certain...
Gigen Mammoser

French Supermarkets Are Now Required to Donate Unsold Food to Charity

Supermarkets in France have poured bleach on food in the past or stored it in locked warehouses to keep away dumpster-divers, purportedly to prevent foragers from contracting food poisoning after eating the discarded food.
Wyatt Marshall

High-End Dumpster Diving on the Upper West Side

Freeganism isn't just for poor people or anti-capitalists. People who want the finer things in life (for free) will also dig through the trash for them.
Harmon Leon

The Internet Is Clamoring for These Ham Sandwiches Found in a Dumpster

The frugal users of internet community Oh Yes It’s Free Hong Kong went apeshit over a bunch of expired sandwiches left in a trash heap, and the media followed.
Alex Swerdloff

Small Pickups Coming up Big for Blue Jays

Dumpster diving has proven useful for the Blue Jays, who have received much bigger contributions from a trio of small pickups than the team could have ever expected.
Andrew Stoeten

Dumpster Diver Calls Out GameStop for Being ‘Cheap and Greedy’

But is that accurate?
Jordan Valinsky
food waste

These UK Cafes Serve Delicious Casseroles Straight from the Garbage

For many of us, British cuisine is defined by such hearty pub fare as roast beef, shepherd’s pie and chip buttys. But one Leeds native is bringing something new to England’s tables: one hundred percent salvaged foods.
Lauren Rothman

I Ate Out of Dumpsters in Denmark for Two Weeks

Unless you're some kind of king who can afford to purchase food, eating "trash" out of dumpsters isn't so bad. I did it for two weeks and saved enough to pay for a month's rent.
Jackie Hong

'Scrap Arts' Builds Instruments Out of Condo Scraps

Dumpster diving for heavy metal.
Nadja Sayej