The Life Positive cover story on Sharing in the January 2011 issue inspired a reader to introduce us to the concept of Collaborative Consumption, an alternative approach to capitalism, which is catching the imagination of millions across the globe
Are you a freegan?Freeganism is a response to the prevailing economic system where the profit motive rules all ethical considerations. The word freegan is a combination of ‘free’ and ‘vegan’. Vegans are people who avoid products from animal sources or those tested on animals in an effort to avoid harming animals. Because every purchase involves supporting the exploitative profit-driven economic system, Freegans rely on urban foraging or dumpster diving, which involves rummaging through garbage of retailers, residences, offices, and other facilities for useful goods. Discoveries are shared openly with one another.
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