"Dive! Living off americas waste" rocked my world

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by JP101010, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. JP101010

    JP101010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I watched the 2011 documentary called Dive! living off americas waste- It was exceptionally eye opening!
    "Inspired by a curiosity about our country's careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning
    documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles
    of Los Angeles' supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food - resulting in an inspiring
    documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action"

    Has anyone seen this yet- it will be screening in 2012 at certain film festivals but is available on netflix or im sure you can find it on megavideo / hulu etc.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    I haven't seen it but after reading your post, I am very interested in seeing this.
  3. Zephyr Farms

    Zephyr Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Mathews, VA
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    X3 and thanks too for the notice! Will definitely look for it. Are the people that dumpster dive called Freegans? I think I heard that somewhere.
  5. JP101010

    JP101010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Freegans! [​IMG]
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Quote:Freegans? I like that term. [​IMG]
  7. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    Just watched it the other day after my DD told me about it. Eye opening video. The thing is if stores donate this food instead of throwing away we could wipe out hunger in America. I have asked stores in my area about produce that they throw away for my chickens. They all tell me no. I have even offered to sign a release that I couldnt sue them. Still no. At Walmart where I work, if eggs are left out of the cooler longer then 20 minutes they are thrown away. If a customer returns canned goods for instance food that was bought for a party that they didnt need, it is thrown away. Now I am not talking about perishables but canned goods that couldnt possible be tampered with get thrown in the garbage.So much waste is unbelieveable. This is one more reason for buying local.
  8. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    essexville, michigan
    watched a show quite awhile ago about land fills, and most of the things in it was uneaten food. They drilled into it and carbon dated things that they found, things from 7 years previous, and one was a complete hot dog, 7 years old.
  9. wcbpolish

    wcbpolish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2017
    Pierson, Michigan
    Old thread, but I just wanted to say that I'm a diver. Not a pro by any means, but a regular for the past ~5 years. Would be willing to discuss in a PM. Here are some "tools" and info:

    I find more than enough bread and greens for my chickens, and plenty of meat for the dogs and cats, as well as plenty of stuff that I consider safe for human consumption. My family eats well, and I share with friends/co-workers.
    Plus I find useful non-food items pretty frequently too.

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