Some people are a whole lot more creative than me. And some people are a whole lot more thrifty. And some people are creative and thrifty. Those people all seem to be posting on TrashWiki.
TrashWiki is just what the name says – a site written by and for those interested in trash. It’s geared towards dumpster divers and freegans (and if you are like me, and don’t know what a ‘freegan’ is, it’s someone who strives for minimal participation in the ‘traditional (money-based?) economy’ by acquiring things for free).
People don’t seem to post so much about trash facts or processes; for example, there is no entry about composting or incineration. The focus is more practical – where and how to find free stuff wherever you are. Many people have created maps of dumpsters in cities around the world, with tips on how to get into those dumpsters (seems like these maps are an incredibly time consuming labor of love… trash love).
Other posts feature pictures of fabulous finds made while dumpster diving (I’m assuming this is to make you jealous, or else to inspire you to throw away something awesome so that others can find it).
Other posts feature cool things made out of salvaged materials.
The site seems pretty ‘Europe heavy’ – maybe we have a lot of kindred spirits on the other side of the pond.