Extreme money saving – go Freegan

Willful waste makes woeful want – Scottish Proverb

Only for the most determined money savers, Freeganism, according to Wikipedia, is

an anti-consumerist lifestyle whereby people employ alternative living strategies based on "limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources".

Freegans "embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed."

The lifestyle involves salvaging discarded, unspoiled food from supermarket dumpsters, known as dumpster diving.

Freegans salvage the food for political reasons, rather than out of need.

Watch the video below called Anti Consumerism: A Freegan Story.

It may not be a lifestyle for everybody (and that is probably the understatement of the year!) but as with any extreme lifestyle, it does make one think about ones own responsibilities and how much food we actually waste…

 


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