What Freeganism Means to These Young Newlyweds

Aired on 02/27/2008 | CC tv-pg
Daniel, an optometrist, and Amanda, a civil engineer, could have afforded to buy brand new food and furnishings without much trouble. Their beliefs, however, led them to eat food found in Dumpsters and furnish their living room with other people's trash.

They were freegans, a group dedicated to bringing attention to society's overconsumption and waste by living off of what they find in grocery store garbage cans and similar places.

Find out how and why Daniel and Amanda got involved. Plus, if they weren't spending their money on food and material possessions, what did they spend their money on?

Original airdate: February 27, 2008