Posts Tagged ‘Norway’

Norwegian dumpster diving

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

There are indeed dumpster divers everywhere. The Norwegian Brodcasting Corporation (NRK, who provide both public radio and TV in Norway) last weekend ran a piece on freegan Børge Roum, who brought viewers to take part in his dumpster diving late at night. Roum is ten years in the business of protesting against excessive consumption, and takes home more or less everything, even though he’s careful about dairy products.

The piece also provided facts on thrown away food in Norway, which stand at 100 kilos (220 pounds) per person per year, making it a nationwide total of 50,000 tonnes per year.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Over at Dinosaurs and Robots, Mr. Jalaopy reimagines wooden pallets as building material for an urban garden.

Mr. Jalopy's shackitecture project

Mr. Jalopy's shackitecture project

This reminds me of the Europallets submitted to the Recycling the Looking Glass show by artists Vigdis Haugtrø and Jan Franciscus de Gier.

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