No readers, I have not started dumpster diving just yet, but I have thought about it when I see the local supermarket throwing away so much good food. Dumpster diving is a perfectly good solution to prevent food waste, and you could probably feed a small village with the food that just one supermarket throws away in a single day.
I have, however found a cool video that shows what is actually being thrown away and collected by some people. It goes to show how much stuff is actually wasted from supermarkets, and how inefficient and wasteful the whole food distribution system really is.
The Perennial Plate Episode 84: Dumpster Diver from Daniel Klein on Vimeo.
See what I mean. I came across a similar incident today, not necessary in the dumpster through. At work this morning, I have noticed that when the staff deliver the milk on Monday morning, they check the existing milk in the fridge and pour down the sink any milk that is past its used by date. 5 two litre bottles were tipped down the sink today. The shame!
So my thinking is that on Friday afternoon, when I leave, I should check how many bottles are in the fridge that will be thrown away on Monday, then bung them in the freezer and take them home on Monday. That way they would not go off and I could make some cheese for the office staff as a treat. Cool idea I think.
So here is the question of the decade. Who of you would dumpster dive if you saw supermarkets throw away perfectly good food? I know I would.