Dumpster Diving to Stop Food Waste?

Dumpster diving, while not something we've ever done, is gaining popularity as a green (albeit controversial) way to reduce waste. According to an article on the Mother Nature Network, dumpster divers are helping to save 91 billion pounds of food waste each year. Would you do it?We're not endorsing the practice. It can be dangerous, unsanitary, etc.

But if you are planning to give it a go, or have tried it already, you might want to take a few tips from that same Mother Nature Network article. Tips like:

  • Keep an open mind
  • Trust your instincts and your nose
  • Don't dig too deeply

What do you think about dumpster diving as an extreme green trend?

Learn more about it and get those tips with full explanations here.

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Green Extreme: Avoiding Debt Living in a Van
'No Impact Man' Colin Beavan and Michelle Conlin

Image: MNN.com

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