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Think Outside the Bin: Diving In With An Open Mind

July 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” – Alan Alda Keeping an open mind about dumpster diving requires two rules. Think beyond what you are looking for and be open to what you might find. Think creatively about how an […]

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Dumpster Diving in Emmet County

July 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Phew! We made it through another wonderful year of Bliss Fest. We are one step closer to Zero Waste! Thank you to the bliss crew, all volunteers, all attendees, all musicians and vendors! This is our biggest event of the year and we love all of the recycling enthusiasm throughout the festival ?♻️#LeaveNoTrace #ThinkZeroWaste

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Start Digging in Trash Dumpster Movement

July 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

I work with businesses on waste reduction strategies so they can save money, be more sustainable and strengthen their brands. Typically, it isn’t until after we have an opportunity to dig through their trash bins that we have a clear picture of where they stand and where the potential opportunities for improvement are. Every so […]

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Dumpster Diver doing art design – @Osirisrain

July 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

We love seeing the beauty in the world, especially in waste collection. Every day, we are making the world a more beautiful place

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The City of Gatineau employees are now official Dumpster Divers

July 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

The City of Gatineau went dumpster diving on Friday, hoping to show residents just how much compostable and recyclable material ends up in the city’s landfill. Serge Riopelle, foreman of the city’s garbage sorting facility, picked three garbage bags at random, opening them up to reveal plenty of paper products and plastic bottles. “This is all recycling — […]

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Dumpster Diving is Legal in Canada

July 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dumpster diving is legal in Canada, as trash is considered public domain—so long as you don’t trespass or break and enter. I cannot stress this enough: be respectful. Do not make a mess. Leave the dumpster area as clean—or cleaner—than it was before you got there. Dumpster Diving in Canada: A Portrait I am sure you have seen the […]

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