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Dumpster divers dive for food

2012-05-25 06:54:32 GMT2012-05-25 14:54:32(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

May Wollf, (L), 28, a practicing 'freegan', climbs into a dumpster while Robin Pickell tears open a garbage bag in an alley behind Commercial Drive in Vancouver, British Columbia April 10, 2012. A 'Freegan' is someone who gathers edible food from the garbage bins of grocery stores or food stands that would otherwise have been thrown away. Freegans aim to spend little or no money purchasing food and other goods, not through financial need but to try to address issues of over-consumption and excess.

May Wollf, 28, a practicing 'freegan,' holds a sandwich that is made entirely out of found or donated food in Vancouver, British Columbia April 11, 2012.

May Wollf (C) and Robin Pickell (R), practicing 'freegans,' sort through food they plucked out of a dumpster behind an organic grocery store in Coquitlam, British Columbia April 26, 2012.

Mya Wollf (R), 28, and Robin Pickell, 23, practicing 'freegans,' sort through food they recently found in a dumpster behind Commercial Drive in Vancouver, British Columbia April 10, 2012.

May Wollf, 28, a practicing 'freegan,' cuts scavenged bread in her kitchen in Vancouver, British Columbia April 11, 2012.

Anna-Rae Douglass, 23, a practicing 'freegan,' sorts through a dumpster for edible food behind an organic grocery store in Coquitlam, British Columbia April 5, 2012.

Anna-Rae Douglass, 23, a practicing 'freegan,' eats food that she recently found in a dumpster behind an organic grocery store in Coquitlam, British Columbia, April 5, 2012.

A look at "freegans," a group of people who gather food from garbage bins not because of financial need but to try to address issues of over-consumption and excess.

(Agencies)

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