k. Dumpster Diving


Dr. Miltin Saier, Planet Green; San Diego, USA
2008, 2 min 30 sec

Dr. Milton Saier is a professor at the University of California, San Diego. He saves over 10.000 dollars a year getting his food from dumpsters. Get a crash course in dumpster diving from this accomplished biology professor who demonstrates the lifestyle of a freegan. Freeganism is a movement that minimizes waste by using what we already have. They believe in minimal participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. The food is collected out of dumpsters of retailers, residences, offices and restaurants. They follow some common sense ground rules about food safety and end up with plenty of perfectly edible free food. Blemishes on our Sell-By-Date laws ensure that a criminal amount of edible food is placed in the dumpster every day. This is not just for freaks or homeless people. Meet an employed college professor who’s been doing this for 30 years and teaching his students to follow suit.