Finding Food in Garbage to Stop Waste

In the center of Madrid, about 30 people are enjoying open-air dining. It looks like a normal meal. But all the dishes were prepared from out-of-date food, most of it found in bins. It’s one way to stop waste at a time when Spain is suffering from an economic crisis. Photo Credit: LoopZilla via Flickr.

Spain: Finding Food in Garbage to Stop Waste
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Warren Webber
Warren Webber2 years ago

Live long and prosper!

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga4 years ago

ok i get the point, but still yuck eating garbage

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey5 years ago

I have a friend who "Dumpster Dives" at a local Grocery store. It is absolutely amazing what he has gotten for free. He rarely brings home anything fresh unless it is still actually frozen(which many times it still is-he know their dumping schedule and gets there right after it is put out). But the really amazing things are complete, seal in tact, full containers of coffee(name brand), pasta, and all kinds of canned food and cereal also pet food, canned and dry. A canister of Foldgers coffee costs me 8.99. He gets the exact same thing for free and in bulk. They always through out the entire remaining lot a week prior to the expiration date.

I just simply can't find the nerve to approach a dumpster unless of course, I am tossing something. I admire this about him. Saving money is more important to him than maintaining appearances.

Heidi H.
Past Member 5 years ago

So much food in the supermarkets are not yet ripe and are tossed out just when it's ready to eat. We can help make a difference in little ways and can ask our supermarkets to make changes in big ways. Now supers are putting ripe fruit and veg in special sections at discounted prices. This is a great idea and I usually shop there because the produce is perfect for cooking. We need to change.

Abbe A.
Azaima A5 years ago

we need more compassionate food distribution options

paul m.
paul m5 years ago

Bin nothing of value ....

Ammy G.
Ammy G5 years ago

The video said they "disinfect" the food before cooking & eating it... how???

Kathleen Cazander

It really is shameful how much food is thrown out that is perfectly good to eat. Especially when it could be donated to feed the poor.

Dale Overall

Yes, there is a lot of wasted food and the food that is still safe and can be used should be available to people who really need it.