Go Green By Dumpster Diving
Avid dumpster diver Jeff Ferrell believes digging through trash is both eco-friendly and fun.
Thursday, April 22, 2010 17:18 GMTFORT WORTH, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) In honor of Earth Day (Apr. 22), nothing could be more eco-friendly than diving into a dumpster.
So says Jeff Ferrell, a professor at Texas Christian University who learned to live off trash while penning Empire Of Scrounge (NYU Press).
Ferrell is a seasoned dumpster diver, digging through trash every single day to find items that can be reused and kept away from landfills.
For instance, he recently came across discarded paving stones from an old sidewalk that he used to build a wall around his garden.
Ferrell believes dumpster diving is a self-sustainable way to live without being wasteful.
Not to mention theres seriously cool stuff in trash piles.
Hes discovered a Rolex watch, a diamond bracelet, and brand new clothes and shoes in dumpsters. He also finds fresh food and toiletries still in their packages.
Ferrell hasnt had to buy new soap or deodorant in 10 years and says the only thing he ever really spends money on is beer.© Copyright 2010 Wireless Flash News Inc