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Products U.S. consumers would dumpster dive for by age 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans in 2017 in regards to the products they would dumpster dive for, with a breakdown by age group. As of March 2017, some 38 percent of respondents aged between 30 and 59 years stated that they would search for drug-store products. The practice of dumpster diving involves searching through trash or garbage to look for something useful.

Products consumers would search for in dumpsters in the United States in 2017, by age group*

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Release date

April 2017


United States

Survey time period

March 20 to 29, 2017

Number of respondents

131 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Respondents who are interested in dumpster diving

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The original question was phrased as follows: "What kind of products would you dumpster dive for?"

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