Blogging The Art of Dumpster Diving

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Dumpster diving — it’s not taboo anymore. It’s green.

According to an article on, by Olivia Zaleski, “‘Dumpster Diving’ is gaining a newfound respect and practice amongst the environmentally concerned.”

Now we’ve never opened the lid of a dumpster and jumped in — but we get the picture. It’s basically like shopping for salvaged materials, but the items are free and the floor of the store is covered in banana peels and coffee grounds. Anyway. We’re all for it as long as you do it safely, and Zaleski has some nice tips. Did you know that some days of the week are better than others when it comes to dumpster diving?