Home & Garden Home Freegans Living Off Society's Waste By Shea Gunther Writer University of New Hampshire Rochester Institute of Technology University of Southern Maine Shea Gunther is a writer, entrepreneur, and podcaster living in Portland, Maine. He covers topics such as renewable energy, climate change, and nature. our editorial process Shea Gunther Updated January 22, 2020 A cat looks behind itself as it crawls into a trash bin. (Photo: Nina A. J. G [CC BY ND-2.0]/Flickr) Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home Thrift & Minimalism Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Green Living Sustainable Eating I knew some cool Freegans back in my neo-hippy days. I'm all for the principles of Freeganism, but I'm not holding my breath that it'll ever be anything but a fringe movement. I mean, come on -- you're asking people to take food out of the trash. There's a LOT of cultural hang-ups to get around there, way more than asking people to switch their light bulbs or drive slower on the highway. The New York Post followed a few Freegans out for a nights "shopping", check it out.