Freeganism — What is it?

freegan_definitionFreegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources.

Freeganism is the practice of reclaiming and eating food that has been discarded. They call this waste reclamation.

Freegans and Freeganism are often seen as part of a wider “anti-consumerist” ideology,

Freegan.info  states that freegans “embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed.”

The word “freegan” is a portmanteau of “free” and “vegan.”   It should be noted that not all (or even many vegans (vegetarians) are freegans.

Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources.

Freeganism is the practice of reclaiming and eating food that has been discarded. They call this waste reclamation.

Freegans and Freeganism are often seen as part of a wider “anti-consumerist” ideology,

Freegan.info  states that freegans “embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed.”

The word “freegan” is a portmanteau of “free” and “vegan.”   It should be noted that not all (or even many vegans (vegetarians) are freegans.

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