Curt Degerman was a man who kept to himself. Around the town in Sweden where he lived, he could be seen riding his bike or rummaging through trash bins, collecting bottles and cans to be recycled, and eating leftover scraps of food.
You know you've thought about it. Whether you've actually done it or would admit to your friends that the food they are dining on was pulled from a dumpster is another matter. Either way, that scavenger-hunt for adults, known as dumpster diving, does
We all know that waste food is a problem, but luckily there are plenty of solutions. Grocery stores are turning food waste into electricity, and Stockholm is even embracing garbage disposals to collect biogas. But is
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There was a golden age when the expansive hood of the American automobile could double as a picnic table. Thankfully, engine compartments have conformed to smaller motors and superior aerodynamics, but why give up the pleasure
As Brian reported over at Planet Green, one out of eight Americans experiences food insecurity. At the same time there are insane levels of food waste. Enter Secret Freegan. Freegans love to scavenge for free stuff. Secret Freegan? Inspired by Oprah,
A new Swedish design firm in the city of Gothenburg DesignStories is directly using waste products from the local second-hand organization Emmaus to create new and salable items, such as the comfy cushion stools pictured above, and cool tables with