Show your love for dumpster diving with a dumpster diving button.
This square button says “Dumpster Diver” with a heart pointing up to the dumpster diver wearing the dumpster diving pin-back button.
Do you need a button maker and can’t find one on your dumpster dive runs? Get your own button maker from the fine folks at People Power Press. You won’t find anyone throwing out a button maker from them into the trash, so this is one thing you might need to actually buy!
Just in time for Family Day, here is a video of a dumpster diving family, complete with children. Just their average “trashy afternoon”!
What do you think of young people skipping – and not the kind you do on the playground – and would you consider going on a dumpster dive with family, especially including kids?
Even the little one is getting involved. Precious!
While dumpster diving, I often come across a lot of excess food, but I personally have never seen anything like this.
image from liberationorstarvation.tumblr.com taken while on a dumpster dive
The amount of food waste is super problematic. Imagine how much more of this dumpster full of bread and bananas would go to the landfill if it weren’t for the people who dumpster dove some of it.
Have you ever seen what you would consider beyond excessive amounts of waste? Take a picture of it and submit it. Corporations should be ashamed at creating this amount of stuff!
Ths person, who calls herself Mom the Ebayer, drives around neighbourhoods and goes dumpster diving.
Her dumpster dove goods include brand new games, Cutco knives, designer shoes and bags.
It’s downright disgusting how much stuff people throw in the garbage bin instead of selling or donating it, but at least people like Mom the Ebayer are taking other peoples trash and turning it into treasure.
Rob Greenfield went on a cross-country bike trip across America, and pretty much lived from dumpster diving. He dumpster dove 70% of his food!
“Boy is this dumpster a treasure chest!” – Rob Greenfield
Would you consider making a trip like this? If so, would you go full on freegan, or would you budget some money in for buying food?
You might want to check out this previous entry, which looks at the various barriers faced by people who would want to go skipping but are unable to. It really helps put stuff into perspective, and allows those of us who can and do dumpster dive to recognize it as the awesome privilege it is.
Do you think there’s a stereotypical type of person who goes dumpster diving? No money? No home? No self respect? Not clean?
Think again. Going on a dumpster dive is not “below” anybody.
Check out KE$HA! She’s a dumpster diving celebrity.