Thats the motto of dumpster diver Alec Farbman, who hopes to reduce peoples carbon footprint by turning old milk and juice cartons into wallets.
Every week Farbman and a buddy hit the streets of New York City to look for trashy treasures to turn into wallets that are sold on pocketsquareme.com.
The eco-wallets retail for around $15 and Farbman estimates he salvages about 100 cartons in one hunt.
Not only are the cartons durable, but their waxy paper is water-proof so people dont have to worry about accidentally running it through the washing machine.
Although some people give him weird looks for digging through trash, Farbman says he hasnt gotten into any confrontations with food diving freegans or bums just yet.
He says, Its about making love, not war. If someone wants the trash more than us, they can have it.
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