Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-31-2015

First Advisor

Errol Louis

Subject Concentration

Urban Reporting

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

Trash may not be treasure, but it can be groceries. The United States Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency announced plans this year to halve food waste by 2030, but dumpster divers - also known as freegans - have been eating away at food waste for decades. Cutting down on organic waste can help feed the hungry, save money and minimize the environmental impact of rotting food in landfills. Many individuals, private groups and the New York City government are all working to cut down on organic waste.

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