|One of many local treasures I have|
come across in dumpster searches
|Washing some of my treasures in |
my stainless steal sink...
I have lived a good majority of my life on a shoestring budget, when I see fresh fruits and vegetables in the dumpsters because maybe 5 cherries were soft in a 5 lb box, or throwing away a 5 lb bag of apples with one bruised apple. I find it disheartening.
I grew up in the generation were parents always said, "eat all the food on your plate since people in India are starving." Hell, people in America are starving.
It's ironic too, that many deli's like Safeway, Foodland and Costco must throw out their unsold huli huli and rotisserie style chickens and many other perishable type deli products each day since they could be threatened with lawsuits if they were to give it away and somebody got sick. Plus if they gave it away they would lose potential revenues. You would be amazed at the amounts of goods thrown away each day.
There are "Freegans" out there, people who thrive of dumpster diving, not because they are poor, but because the sport of recycling gives them a rush. I am one of those people. I love discovering dumpster treasures, it's like a fisherman finding that perfect spot and catching fish after fish. Like the fisherman I keep many of my finds a secret. I cannot tell you where it is because part of the fun is finding it for yourselves
Happy dumpster diving my friends!
|Always carry a few re-usable|
shopping bags for discovering
was discovered just last week!
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