Food Waste

Walmart Workers Throw Away Food, Then Go Home Hungry

  When David Alvarez worked at a Walmart in Tampa, Florida, he regularly chucked unsold tomatoes, potatoes, and bananas into compost bins behind the store. Meanwhile, the food on his own table was much less fulfilling — sandwiches, ramen noodles, milk. It was all he could afford, he said. Alvarez felt like he was “starving …

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Overconsumption In America, What Are The Solutions?

Overconsumption in America . Is there overconsumption in America today? The world knows there is massive overconsumption in America. As I try to move towards a more minimalist lifestyle I often wonder if the country would benefit from minimalism? When I was over consuming most of my unnecessary purchases were for instant self-gratification. It I …

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Freegans Live off What Others Waste and Are Thriving

Freegans Live . Every year, American consumerism peaks around Black Friday, but what about those people who choose not to participate in the economy? .  Everyday people all over the country, called freegans, search through dumpsters, forage in parks, and reuse what is widely considered waste, as their way of living.  . Freegans are free-vegans; …

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