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    Chatting to my daughter at the weekend, she is a manager in a Liverpool supermarket. She was moving some cages to the back of the store at about 10pm last Wednesday and heard a racket coming from one of the big bins.
    A young lad pops his head out, reasonably well dressed, not a chav or a tramp, wearing a rucksack.
    He had a frozen chicken in each hand. He pops them into the rucksack and says to my daughter 'er, am I ok here or do you want me to go?' she let him carry on.


    Apparently he is a 'Freegan'. He reckoned he lived almost exclusively on decent food that gets discarded, some of it is chucked out for the most trivial reason.





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    You'd be suprised how much gets binned at warehouses. its criminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sockpuppet View Post
    You'd be suprised how much gets binned at warehouses. its criminal.
    Not to mention supermarkets and food chains. It's quite a big thing down south apparently. Knew a guy in london a couple of years back who regularly got his lunchtime sarnies from the stuff Pret-a-manger etc threw out unsold and got his veggies and fruit the same way from waitrose or sainsbury's
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    As mortgage costs rise, you'll find more ex-labour voters living the high life like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    Not to mention supermarkets and food chains. It's quite a big thing down south apparently. Knew a guy in london a couple of years back who regularly got his lunchtime sarnies from the stuff Pret-a-manger etc threw out unsold and got his veggies and fruit the same way from waitrose or sainsbury's
    I heard they spray this stuff with bleach etc to stop people scrounging it, in case they become liable for a lawsuit as a consequence (e.g. Sainsbury's gave this food for nothing, but it made me sick, I claim damages...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    I heard they spray this stuff with bleach etc to stop people scrounging it, in case they become liable for a lawsuit as a consequence (e.g. Sainsbury's gave this food for nothing, but it made me sick BECAUSE IT WAS COVERED IN BLEACH, I claim damages...)




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    Yeah I was going to say that...

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    I wonder if Freegan Vegans exist ?
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    I tried living out of Churchill's bin.

    Couldn't do it, Nothing in there but used condoms, stiff socks and empty tubs of Vaseline
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