Thursday, June 18, 2009

Put Cash In Trash

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One man’s trash is another man’s paycheck.

That’s the motto of dumpster diver Alec Farbman, who hopes to reduce people’s 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

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 don’t 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 hasn’t gotten into any confrontations with food diving “freegans” or bums just yet.

He says, “It’s about making love, not war. If someone wants the trash more than us, they can have it.”

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