Adventures in Eco-Design: Exploring Dumpster Diving


'Adventures in Eco-Design' is a new blog started by some aspiring ecological designers to explore the cultural and economic ramifications of dumpster diving, and to see what it's like to live on what others toss out. Just under way (the first post is from last weekend), the blog is being used as a forum for discussing their newly-discovered lifestyle; sort of a 'how-to' guide with a little underground edge to it. The first post, something of a manifesto on the topic, runs through a laundry-list of items and foodstuffs to be had just by doing a little alternative grocery shopping at the dumpster, followed by a natural segue into the unfortunate amount waste in society. As of this first post, the author had been doing so for about three weeks, and couldn't be happier with the results. Because of the blog's short life thus far, it's unclear as to whether or not this is a committed lifestyle or just a social experiment, but we'll be keeping an eye on them to see how they do. ::Adventures in Eco-Design via tipster Aaron.