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.
- free·gan·ism, noun
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How to use freegan in a sentence
Whatever the value of this sort of freegan survivalism, its appeal is probably limited.
The bag went over my head quickly and was cinched so tight at the throat that I choked and threw up my freegan pizza.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for freegan
a person who, through opposition to capitalism and consumerism, attempts to live without buying consumer goods, recycling discarded goods instead
- freeganism, noun
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