• Denying consumption of
Nowadays, more and more often you can see people who scavenge in garbage cans, choosing itself that can be eaten or somehow use. People collect uneaten leftovers from plates in public cafes, it is also not uncommon.
Most of them, of course, the usual poor that in some evoke a sense of pity, disgust in others, while someone and then, and more. But among this army of "waste heat" and those for whom such a gathering is a philosophy, a lifestyle.
These people - the followers of "Freeganism", they deny all the principles of the current "consumer society" and basically minimize their participation in the current economic system.
Freeganism appeared in the mid 90-ies of the last century as one of the manifestations of anti-globalization. The term "freegan" - a fusion of the two English words "free" (free) and "vegan" (vegan).
Freeganism is a kind of an answer common to rich and affluent countries, a situation where the owner of the goods is more profitable to simply throw the whole party, what to do sorting defective product, or organization selling at discounted prices.
In addition, rich countries provided residents often throw things, not because they have become worthless, but because they simply went out of fashion, tired and so. Forth. And it's not only small items of clothing or household items.
Freeganism ideology is based on the fact that a person should consume only what he needs, and that only the required minimum. Also, a person should try to help others and to be generous.
In America and Europe rich stores can to scrap the whole party is quite fit products because several samples did not pass inspection for quality.
In carrying out these sorts of discarded goods already quite possible to gain not only the necessary minimum is quite suitable for food products, but also much more. The same applies to industrial goods.
A true follower Freeganism delves into a landfill is not only and not so much in order to get yourself the minimum necessary to sustain life.
Do not enter into trade and financial relations, it seeks to deprive its part monetary support those corporations that are engaged in the production, transportation and sale of these products. This is phrygana contribution to the struggle against globalization.
Meanwhile a frigana also not come into money relations. Point of things they do not sell, and exchanged for something that they need.
Extracting livelihood frigana must comply with their code of honor. For example, they should just dig in landfills at the supermarket or apartment buildings. Landfill waste from private homes outside their competence.
Also, the honor code requires that freegan necessarily removed all the garbage back into the tanks, after he fumbled at the dump. If freegan finds at the dump any documents containing personal or important information, it should not touch them.
freegans movement actually every year is gaining more and more supporters. Most Freeganism common in prosperous Sweden, USA, UK, South Korea, Brazil and Estonia.