Jeff Ferrell, a professor at Texas Christian University, has been dumpster diving his entire adult life and even lived off trash for an entire year while penning Empire Of Scrounge (NYU Press).
Ferrell argues that dumpster diving is the most efficient way to live without being wasteful.
Through trash digging hes been able to furnish his whole house and stock his closet with brand-new threads that people throw out.
Hes found Rolex watches, a bike, and even a diamond bracelet on his daily dumpster dives and since reusing other peoples trash, the only thing he ever has to spend money on is beer.
Ferrell even finds fresh food in dumpsters behind grocery stores and once found a ton of fancy box lunches in a dumpster on campus, which he shared with his colleagues in the teachers lounge.
He recommends dumpster diving at the end of the month since thats when people move out and toss toiletries and household goods.
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