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.
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Where did the word “vegan” come from?
There are, of course, many ethical and health controversies surrounding vegetarianism in all its different forms, but we wanted to know – where did the words come from? Who invented “veganism”? Vegetarianism has been around for a very long time. Some historians date it back to Ancient Greek philosophers, and religious sects of Buddhism and Hinduism have encouraged vegetarianism for hundreds of years. However, the …
Origin of freegan
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a person who, through opposition to capitalism and consumerism, attempts to live without buying consumer goods, recycling discarded goods instead
Word Origin for freegan
C20: from free + (ve) gan
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