Aug 13 2012

Sziget Festival

Some people go to Sziget festival to enjoy the music and have fun, some (who usually have no money to be wasted for this commercial mainstream fest) go there for a different reason. So, following the rumors that it is possible to dumpster a lot of interesting stuff at the camp site after the end of Sziget, I went to check if this statement is true or not.

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Mar 29 2012

Thursday Evening Walk

 

After talking about food waste and hunger, I decided to put into practice one of the topics I covered during the presentation, namely dumpster diving in Budapest. As usual, Thursday is a dumpster diving day.

Recently I noticed that a lot more people compared to the previous year go in the streets and dumpster dive. It would be interesting to observe what they search for, as depending on their needs they are searching either for food, or stuff to sell or metal beer cans (to exchange them for money), or to find something interesting (this is what I am doing).

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Mar 28 2012

Wednesday Magazines

Today by pure chance I found some magazines on the top of the huge blue container for papers at the bottom of Gazdagret.


Mar 27 2012

A talk about food waste

We’ll be showing short documentaries, presentation and a discussion about global food waste and hunger, as well as what can be done with it on personal level (dumpster diving). We will also discuss further actions on the scale of Budapest.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. on March 29 at Klub Bela (Budapest, Bacsó Béla St. 10).


Mar 22 2012

Dumpster Diving Issues

http://www.emoware.org/dumpster-diving/dumpster-diving-issues.asp

Feb 21 2012

Reclaim the Fields 2012, Turin

There will be a meeting of Reclaim the Fields in Turin from February 24 until March 4, 2012.

Here is the PRESENTATION OF THE GATHERING.


Feb 20 2012

Food and Contemporary Human Beings

Humans have become completely disconnected from the food that they eat. People don’t cook anymore because it takes too much time. We eat less and less basic food that comes from raw ingredients, and more processed, packaged food that comes from artificial supermarket environments. Hardly anyone grows their own food anymore, or raises their own livestock. Eating is no longer about connecting with our natural world – it is about shovelling fuel into our bodies in as little time as possible. And most people these days work in jobs that are completely removed from food production altogether.

To read more GO HERE.


Feb 19 2012

Australia

Australia


Feb 18 2012

Freeganism in Budapest: FAQ

 

Hunting Vegetables


Jan 13 2012

Norway

Norway… Dumpstering? No Way!!! 🙂

Yes, it is possible. The truth is that almost nobody does this here. Maybe in Oslo people do it, I have no clue about it. But most of the country lives on social benefits, immigrants dive into trash for the bottles (1 bottle is ca. 20 Eurocent). ‘Poor’ means here that a single mother with three kids cannot buy them branded clothes or the bicycles of the latest model. And still they get social help that should be enough for several dozens families in, say, Zimbabwe.

Supermarkets here also close their trash. The city trash is quite often under a lock. But, of course, ther eare supermarkets that do not bother closing their trash bins. Who would even think of dumpster diving here anyway? Well, me!

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