Food waste - explored

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    "Almost half of the world's food thrown away, report finds"


    McLean Drive, Vancouver, BC - but could be almost anywhere in the "developed" world. In Cory Doctorow's new book "Pirate Cinema" the protagonist survives by dumpster diving and squatting. A useful guide for some no doubt.

    This image got to #469 on Explore January 10, 2013

    This type of low height dumpster is usually used for demolition waste. If the more normal 8' high dumpster had been used, there would not have been a picture.

    1. Harris Hui (in search of light) 77 months ago | reply

      From now on people may cut their order by half in restaurants or cut the purchases in supermarket by half to prevent waste! :o)
      Great message! Stephen
      Have a great Thursday!

    2. Stephen Rees 77 months ago | reply

      Harris Hui I had just wandered down the street having seen something pass on the CP track. But I had seen the story about food waste in the Guardian earlier - and it stuck in my mind since my partner is doing what she can to reduce food waste at her place of employment. Somehow the coincidence seemed to call for some sort of action on my part.

    3. chris2116 77 months ago | reply

      That's enough to feed an army...absolutely shameful. (Excellent topic to share).

    4. kensaiger 77 months ago | reply

      Nice shot Stephen, room for thought here, Ken.

    5. seebeautifuleveryday 65 months ago | reply

      We would like to use your image above to introduce a global dialogue on food waste. Interested?

    6. Stephen Rees 65 months ago | reply

      seebeautifuleveryday The image is covered by a creative commons license (see information on the link in the right hand column under "Additional info"). I use this license precisely because I want to encourage use of my images - as long as no-one is making money off them without sharing it with me!

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