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Freegans

<p>"Freegans" hunt through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. Freegans are a group of anti-capitalists who boycott bought goods in their attempt to reduce their consumption of resources. They are most widely known for dumpster diving for salvageable food. In the wake of the economic recession, however, more people are open to the freegan lifestyle as a way to cut costs, freegans say. 




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"Freegans" hunt through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. Freegans are a group of anti-capitalists who boycott bought goods in their attempt to reduce their consumption of resources. They are most widely known for...more

"Freegans" hunt through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. Freegans are a group of anti-capitalists who boycott bought goods in their attempt to reduce their consumption of resources. They are most widely known for dumpster diving for salvageable food. In the wake of the economic recession, however, more people are open to the freegan lifestyle as a way to cut costs, freegans say. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Salmon and scallops found by "Freegans" hunting through trash at markets along Third Avenue are seen in New York, March 18, 2009. 





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Salmon and scallops found by "Freegans" hunting through trash at markets along Third Avenue are seen in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Salmon and scallops found by "Freegans" hunting through trash at markets along Third Avenue are seen in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>"Freegans" hunt through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. 




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"Freegans" hunt through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

"Freegans" hunt through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>"Freegans" hunt through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. 




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"Freegans" hunt through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

"Freegans" hunt through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>"Freegans" hunt through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. 




REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

"Freegans" hunt through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

"Freegans" hunt through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A "Freegan" holds a bag of food found while hunting through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. 




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A "Freegan" holds a bag of food found while hunting through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A "Freegan" holds a bag of food found while hunting through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A girl puts out a cigarette into the side of a cab while departing with her friends as "Freegans" hunt through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. 



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A girl puts out a cigarette into the side of a cab while departing with her friends as "Freegans" hunt through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A girl puts out a cigarette into the side of a cab while departing with her friends as "Freegans" hunt through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>"Freegans" hunt through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. 



REUTERS/Eric Thayer</p>

"Freegans" hunt through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

"Freegans" hunt through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>"Freegans" hunt through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. 



REUTERS/Eric Thayer</p>

"Freegans" hunt through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

"Freegans" hunt through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>"Freegans" hunt through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. 




REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

"Freegans" hunt through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

"Freegans" hunt through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A "Freegan" eats after hunting through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. 




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A "Freegan" eats after hunting through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A "Freegan" eats after hunting through trash at a market along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A "Freegan" holds up a discovery while hunting through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009.  




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A "Freegan" holds up a discovery while hunting through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A "Freegan" holds up a discovery while hunting through trash at markets along Third Avenue in New York, March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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