Freegans or Dumpster divers, are people who attempt to live an ethical lifestyle by reusing trash. They basically abhor consumerism and try to avoid it at all costs. What do you think of freeganism? Would you eat your dinner from a dumpster?
It sounds like they're doing it not out of necessity but out of choice. It makes an interesting statement and probably makes observers rethink the amount of food they waste, but there are probably better ways to make the same statement
A lot of perfectly good food (in containers) is thrown out. Other goods such as clothes are also ditched. Many shops lock their bins to prevent anyone taking it away. I'd love to be able to survey the waste...so much going to landfill. Very sad.
I like the idea and agree with the sentiments about all the shops chucking out what is otherwise good food, but don't have the nerve to do it, or a car to take what I do find - I'd be restricted to what I could carry in the shopping jeep.
Well . . . needs, must. BUT . . before I went doing what he is doing in the pic . . . . I would get gloves! I suppose we would all do what we had to to survive and feed our kids. They could also send a lot of that "not quite so good" food to animal shelters. I HATE that these things never get done :((