It started with a futon in a dumpster. Now it's a student org that's changing the way we see waste.
It started with a futon in a dumpster. Now it's a a nationwide resource that's changing the way students think about campus waste. Heck yes.
Alex Freid was moving out of his dorm after his freshman year of college when something caught his eye: a futon.
It was still in excellent condition, sticking out of a dumpster on his University of New Hampshire campus. "That's perfect!" he thought. "I can grab that futon and use it for my apartment next year."
Upon further inspection, he saw that the dumpster was chock full of usable items — and there were dozens of others just like it all over campus. What was up with all this "waste"?
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