Trashing FAQ

Energy & Sustainability
Trashing FAQ
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DumpsterWorld is a website devoted to the time-honored geek tradition of dumpster diving. There are tips, a forum, classifieds and, of course, a FAQ.

There’s many reasons that perfectly good things go in the garbage. One of the biggest reasons is business practice. Remember that businesses are there to make profit. Goods that are overproduced, don’t sell, need repair, or take too much space and maintainence, are unprofitable to keep. It can also be unprofitable to sell them below cost or give them away free, so they go to waste. Wasting goods helps retailers profit if people might otherwise pay for new ones, and producers profit when more get made.

[Via beyond the beyond]

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