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Students Talk Dumpster Diving

Tallahassee, FL -- March 19, 2012 --

Students at Florida State University had a chance to learn what freeganism means and how it's not just a belief but a different way of living your life.

"Basically freeganism means, is kind of an against-the-grain philosophy for how you consume," said Brock Rasor.

Rasor and his girlfriend led a discussion and presentation about freeganism and dumpster diving. When you think of dumpster diving you think of using old furniture maybe clothes and toys. Rasor said you can find edible food that would go to waste if it's not collected.

"I've found everything from groceries food you know boxes of really good olive oil."

Grocery stores and restaurants throw away food that does not get used which can lead to waste. Rasor want to raise awareness about how often food is thrown out.

"You are using the waste instead of creating a higher demand when so much is being wasted."

Alex Saunders is the president of Ideas for FSU and says he went to the event to learn more about dumpster diving.

"One thing we want to really enforce in our program is sustainability. efficiency how do we get rid of these really old systems," said Saunders.

Rasor says he's been dumpster diving for four years. He now does it every other week. After four years he's never gotten sick from anything he's eaten.

What do you think about dumpster diving? Do we as a society waste too much food? Feel free to comment below.


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