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At first, we sorta snicked when we saw the NY Times photo of dumpster-diving freegans (def: people who eschew buying new things, etc). But by the end of the story, we were in awe. An excerpt:

"In Southern California, for example, “you can find just about anything in the trash, and on a consistent basis, too,” said Marko Manriquez, 28, who has just graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in media studies and is the creator of "Freegan Kitchen," a video blog that shows gourmet meals being made from trash-bin ingredients. This is how I got my futon, chair, table, shelves. And I’m not talking about beat-up stuff. I mean it’s not Design Within Reach, but it’s nice."
· Not Buying It [NY Times]
· Freegan Info []
· Freegan Maps [Frappr]
· One man's trash [Sac Bee]