freegan

freegan

[free-guhn]
noun
a person who buys as little as possible and makes use of recycled or discarded goods and materials, in an effort to reduce waste and limit environmental impact.

Origin:
1995–2000; free + (ve)gan

freeganism, noun
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freegan (ˈfriːɡən)
 
n
a person who, through opposition to capitalism and consumerism, attempts to live without buying consumer goods, recycling discarded goods instead
 
[C20: from free + (ve)gan]
 
'freeganism
 
n

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Main Entry:  freegan
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a person, usually vegan in diet, who eats only discarded food foraged from the garbage of food establishments and stores
Example:  Freegans live an anti-consumerist lifestyle, employing alternative living strategies based on limited participation in the conventional economy.
Etymology:  c 1997; free + vegan
Usage:  also freeganism, n.
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