Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dumpster Diving Button

I thought it would be fun to make a dumpster diving button.

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“High five! From one diver to another”

This pin-back button was made from this free online button making designer. Don’t think you can do art? Try this out! Do you want to make your own pin-back buttons? Check out People Power Press for button making supplies, as well as pre-made dumpster dive buttons.

Dumpster Diving Article

This dumpster diving article talks about how it’s a tool to save money and the planet, in plain language that can benefit both people new to the practice as well as those of us who have already dove in.

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It does a great job of summing up the basics: Why it’s good to go binning, How to dumpster dive safely and where you will probably be most successful in getting free food (freegan or not!) and how to prepare the dumpster dove food.

If you have a friend, family member, neighbour, co-worker, or some friendly stranger on the street who wants to know more about skipping – other than this blog of course 🙂 – this is a really great link to give them.

Sweden Ran Out of Trash

Yes; Sweden ran out of trash – I wonder how people go dumpster diving there!

By converting garbage into energy and ensuring that recyclable materials do not end up in the landfill, they have run out of garbage – quite the opposite problem of most places, which are running out of space to throw out trash. Sweden is actually “importing trash from the landfills of other European countries” 

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You can learn more about how they turned garbage into power here.

Dumpster Art

Showing some Dumpster Art, after taking a hiatus…

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Beautiful Native art, on what to many is a less than beautiful canvass.

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What appears to be stencil art of a skull.

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Remember the cartoon Garfield? This dumpster art is an awesome take – and hopefully you can find some goodies while dumpster diving to use in a lasagna!

Dumpster Project

The Dumpster Project is an initiative to change peoples preconceptions about space and consumption – how much stuff do you use, including space? How much do you actually need?

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The cool thing about living in a dumpster is that it has wheels and can go almost anywhere, just like a trailer. Check out their blog to keep updated on their journey across America.

You don’t need to be living in a dumpster to incorporate sustainability into your life. Environmentalism is easy, but think outside the blue bin – dive into the dumpster as well!