Dumpster diving; 2009's fastest growing industry

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith Dumpster diving is more than likely going to be the fastest growing industry of 2009 There are many people out there that go dumpster diving on a regular basis and many get most of their food even that way, let alone other items for their homes and even their home offices. Personally, I am one of those that also never can resist to peek into a skip, as we call dumpsters in Britain, just to see as to whether some useful item might lurk within.

Food waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Much is being talked about this pressing issue by governments – God help us! – but very little is actually being done to prevent food waste. And yes, I am rather serious here and it should not only apply to dumpster divers “diving” for tossed out food.

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Waste, in this case, food waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This photo was sent to the Austrian broadcast station ORF heute konkret by a viewer and shows a dumpster outside of a branch of a well-known supermarket chain in Vienna after the shop had closed in late July 2014. food waste green living

Improving conditions for Waste Pickers

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) “The time will come,” says Marcelo Conde, a 40-year-old garbage sorter who has been digging through trash for recyclables for as long as he can remember, with some pride, “when 80 percent of the raw material used by industry in Uruguay will be recycled waste products”.

Austerity bites hard in Europe

Green (Living) Review

While dumpster diving and the Freegan lifestyle is a good green option in many cities of the European Union all kinds of people are no forced to check the dumpsters outside the back of stores for food (and other items). We need a new system, not a new government.

A new Home Front needed

Green (Living) Review

The first declaration of war in this new war on the home front must be directed against waste; and I mean here waste of all kinds. As a nation we waste millions of tons of perfectly good food annually and this is just something that cannot continue. Waste such as that is criminal and this waste comes equally from our homes, as well as government canteens and those of institutions and businesses.

Turkey’s “A Few Brave People” Wins Best Feature Film at Abu Dhabi’s Green Carpet Ceremony

Green Prophet

kizdere and Senoz in the Black Sea region of Turkey , where government is enabling private companies to develop a slew of energy-generating hydroelectric plants. Hence the above scenario in Turkey, where the government is turning on its own people, is very unlikely to happen in Abu Dhabi.

Rag Pickers

Green (Living) Review

They fulfill a valuable service managing waste resources but, unfortunately, they are not being valued by society and governments and instead of receiving thanks they often receive the opposite.

The World without Landfills

The Green Changemakers

It’s called the zero-waste movement, and it received a major boost this week as two of its leaders were awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. Padilla is a grassroots recycler—also known as a waste picker—from the embattled city of Bogotá, Colombia. What is zero waste?

Do we recycle enough?

Green (Living) Review

So why are the powers-that-be asking, nay commanding, us to recycle and to separate out waste into different bins for the municipal waste collection vehicles to pick it up? Recycling has its place, don't get me wrong, but primarily we should and must first of all think reduce and then reuse and repurpose before we ever head for the recycling bins with this or that item of waste. And everyone talks recycling, especially our governments and those selfsame stores.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Scavenge - some tips for surviving in a Recession

Green (Living) Review

Short working weeks, layoffs and business closures are a daily occurrence and when one sees business like Woolworth in Britain fail and other big names then we know we are in trouble and this despite of what the governments are trying to tell us. Scavenging, or “gleaning”, things you need and maybe want from trash cans, dumpsters (called skips in Britain), Freecycle and curbside of ritzy neighborhoods in one way that some are going, and, why not.

Parking Karma

Sightline Daily

Does she dumpster dive? It’s nice to have the free grub, but it’s an insanely wasteful way to feed everyone. Parking will become a normal commodity, governed by the law of supply and demand, not local land-use laws plus the inscrutable hand of fate. Parking karma.

Freegan: strategies for sustainable living beyond capitalism

The Green Changemakers

This practice of affluent societies produces an amount of waste so enormous that many people can be fed and supported simply on its trash. Perhaps the most notorious freegan strategy is what is commonly called “urban foraging” or “dumpster diving”.

Turkey’s “A Few Brave People” Wins Best Feature Film at Abu Dhabi’s Green Carpet Ceremony

Green Prophet

kizdere and Senoz in the Black Sea region of Turkey , where government is enabling private companies to develop a slew of energy-generating hydroelectric plants. Hence the above scenario in Turkey, where the government is turning on its own people, is very unlikely to happen in Abu Dhabi.

Freegan

The Green Changemakers

This practice of affluent societies produces an amount of waste so enormous that many people can be fed and supported simply on its trash. Perhaps the most notorious freegan strategy is what is commonly called “urban foraging” or “dumpster diving”.

Top 8 Ways to Go Green on the Cheap

The Green Changemakers

[link] By Sarah Fister Gale November 17, 2008 Whether you work in a five-person office or 5,000-person factory, there are dozens of initiatives you can implement to reduce waste, use less energy, improve efficiency and get your employees involved in shrinking your company's environmental impacts. Electricity use and employee commuting may represent the largest impacts and reduction opportunities in an office building, or landfill waste and freight for a factory operation.

Reclaim Your Streets: How to Create Safe and Social Pedestrian Plazas

The Green Changemakers

San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks project reclaims wasted space on overly wide streets and turns the space into temporary public parks and plazas, complete with benches and movable landscaping. by Erika Kosina posted Sep 22, 2010 6 steps for replacing cars with parks.