Friday, August 14, 2015
Freeganism "DUMPSTER DIVING" for environmental purposes
Freeganism is the practice of reclaiming and eating food that has been discarded. It is based on the idea that there is little need to purchase new goods because of the waste society has produced and because they want to help the environment. Retail suppliers of food, such as supermarkets, grocery stores and restaurants routinely throw away food in good condition, often because it is approaching its sell-by-date (without thereby becoming dangerous) or has damaged packaging. Freegans find food in the garbage of such establishments, which they say allows them to avoid spending money on products that exploit the world's resources, contribute to urban sprawl, treat workers unfairly, or disregard animal rights. By doing this, they believe that they are keeping edible food from adding to landfill clutter, food which can then feed people and animals, who might otherwise go hungry. Many search for anything that can be recycled or reused, from accessories to power tools in need of small repairs.