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    ” (Marx, 2014, p. 216) In the movie Dive! Jeremy Seifert levies a heavy indictment on the inhabitants of the earth, especially those of us in the United States. Based upon our current behavior; we will leave a planet to our children that they may not be able to enjoy or sustain effectively. Seifert provides a riveting, sometimes overwhelming depiction of the current state of our society through the lens of dumpster diving. Dumpster diving is the process where Seifert and his friends retrieve food from dumpsters in back alleys and garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets. Their dumpster diving experiment highlights the massive amounts of food that are thrown away each day. The statistics he presented were unfathomable; we throw away 96 billion pounds of food every year, 3 thousand pounds a second. This food, which in most cases is still edible, gets thrown into the…

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    Lars Eighner’s “On Dumpster Diving” is a story about himself and how he went from having a nice job, and a family to living in the streets as a homeless man accompanied by his dog named Lizbeth. Eighner began Dumpster diving a year before he became homeless. Eighner shows how dumpster diving is a full time j ob that requires a lot of effort but following certain rules can help someone to become efficient. Eighner describes his experiences on the street and the art of Dumpster diving. Eighner…

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    teach you something? “On Dumpster Diving” Lars Eighner talks about his experience as a forager, reflects on the lessons he learned and gives the reader a strong message. On the essay he describes his lifestyle while being homeless and relying on dumpster dive to survive. He shows that to become a good “scavenger” one must invest a lot of time, effort and practice. He mentions certain rules and tips to follow when deciding where, what, and how to pick food and items from dumpsters. Eighner also…

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    University the average person generates four point three pounds of waste a day. In the story “On Dumpster Diving” by Lars Eighner he describes the means of survival out of the dumpster. The author provides vivid descriptions and explanations for his findings. He also explains how Dumpster diving can be a full-time job as he follows strict rules to show how a person can become more efficient. For example, using the senses and common sense to determine the condition of the found items (Eighner…

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    In the essay On Dumpster Diving, Lars Feighner sheds his opinion on college students based on his experience “scavenging” through college dumpsters. Feighner communicates the unawareness of the students due to their careleness, ignorance, and wastefulness. Undeniably Feighner without the thoughtless students, would have a more difficult time in sustaining his life. College students are careless, with their waste, due to this Divers such as feighner are able to meet needs of survival. With the…

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    expect. In the reading, Lars Eighner discusses in great details what he discovers while dumpster diving. He speaks about the mental stages of dumpster diving, and explains how most of the food he finds is either thrown away, past the expiration date, or is still edible. Aside from food, he also describes the emotional impact that living out of a dumpster can have on a person. When reading this story, It teaches me that from all of the pleasant things in life I take for granted, alongside the…

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    On Dumpster Diving, written by Lars Eighter, which is about a man dropped out of the university, and he began a dumpster diving before he became a homeless. He and his wife acquired many things from the dumpster began with his necessities like food, cloths, bottle, bed sheet, etc. Eighter expressed his feelings and his interested through scavenging. At the beginning of his story, readers could see that Eighter was very fascinated with his daily “job” when he mentioned scavenging or scrounging.…

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    Analysis of Eighner’s “On Dumpster Diving” “On Dumpster Diving” is an essay written by Lars Eighner, detailing the art and proper protocol of dumpster diving, or as Eighner prefers it to be called, scavenging. Eighner gathers the wisdom he has learned from living on the streets in this essay, writing in a straightforward and descriptive style. He touches on many different points: wastefulness, the everyday living conditions of the homeless, and the value of materialistic objects. Eighner…

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    Eighner’s essay “On Dumpster Diving” (627) explains how our society is becoming a throwaway society, and how people throw away a lot of perfectly useful stuff. Our society has the huge problem of not taking advantage and not benefitting from the dumps wasting with a great valuable deal of them. Lars Eighner makes me reconsider my wasting behavior and makes me think about how much we are losing useful dumps. We consume the dumps as waste instead of recycling them and making benefit of it. In…

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    pointless products all have generated millions from their inventors. These hard-to-believe success stories hold the same average acknowledgment as those who seek benefits from a dumpster. People may only hear of dumpster diving while surfing the internet or eavesdropping a coffee shop conversation. However the curiosity will die too quickly, reality kicks in, and most will refuse to seek any further information on such a shameful and unheard of activity. As for the ones who eavesdropped in, read…

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