Find out what led me to go around dumpster diving in the first place on this Green Divas Radio Show Green Dude segment. Then read on for more details.
In many parts of Spain – including the capital city of Madrid – dumpster diving carries a hefty fine.
“The food that we throw away in Europe would be enough twice to feed all the hungry of the world.” Austria’s Waste Cooking seeks to change that.
Many dumpster divers utilize urban foraging as a sort of protest against the established corporate food system and as a means to eliminate unnecessary waste. Basically, it is the practice of sifting through trash (mostly commercial, sometimes residential) in search of salvageable food, clothing, and other discarded, but still useful, items. Dumpster diving is an intentional action against a materialistic and wasteful society.
How many times have you carefully wrapped up leftovers when eating out, taken them home, and discovered them weeks later breeding new life forms in the back of the fridge? The folks at Replate are encouraging people to rethink their leftovers and do some good at the same time.