By Becky Striepe on May 18, 2010
Dumpster divers hoping to score some awesome cast-offs at Colorado University’s Boulder campus were disappointed at the end of this year’s spring semester.
We’ve talked about the crazy amount of waste that college students generate each semester before, and it sounds like the folks at CU Boulder have decided to do something about it.
By Becky Striepe on January 14, 2010
Borders’ closing of Waldenbooks stores may result in thousands of books ending up in the dumpster. In response to ‘Big Box Waste and What We Can Do About It’, tipster Heather L. let us know about another shameful case of corporate waste from Borders, who owns the chain Waldenbooks. Waldenbooks is closing its 200 locations [...]
By Becky Striepe on January 8, 2010
The other evening, I tweeted about H&M and Wal-Mart destroying usable garments before trashing them, presumably so folks wouldn’t dumpster dive for the free clothes. A friend responded that she had heard about a big food chain that pours bleach on perfectly edible baked goods that they’re tossing into the dumpster at the end of [...]