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Old 08.08.2012, 22:45
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Re: Bin scavenging

I see absolutelty nothing wrong with this. My OH who works in the food industry sees on a daily basis the ridiculous amount of food which gets thrown away, when it could feed thousands. Not just vegetables, but steaks, cheeses, butters, the finest cuts of meat and it's depressing.

The amount of waste in our culture is sickening. The gratis stickers on things people don't want anymore are an important part of community life. Why can't you offer something on your doorstep to your neighbours? Why should some sort of authority come and tell you what you have to do with it?
This should apply to food. This stupid paranoid culture is ruining the planet.
Oh someone might get sick with the food, we better bleach it and make sure no one eats it. Well I've been sick a few times with food that I bought from a supermarket. It's life.

A friend back in the UK organises bin raids, where she set up a facebook group where she puts what she's got and where to go to pick it up. Which is my opinion is really a proactive thing to do. Chapeau to her.

I had a few friends who used to raid Morrisons and Marks and Spencer's bins at night. They were generally healthy eaters, eating a lot of rice and pulses and vegetables, but they'd often come back with some delicious chocolate puddings from M&S, steaks, some ready-made meals, all sorts. End of the story, of course they knew people were doing this and they started putting bleach in the bins... Nice.

There is a culture of this in Switzerland. I saw something on the tv last year of a woman near GVA who had an agreement with the local supermarket that she could take it all. Infact it worked out quite well for them as they didn't have to dispose of so much, and then she had a network of people who she gave to, including residential homes, communities like Emmaus and Red Cross. Also in my local town the Coop gives it out of date items to another organisation which then provides the poorer members of the city. Great organisation.
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