An ethical way to die. Thanks, ABC

I saw this on the abc and wondered where some good places are in Brisbane to do this.” (Best places to dumpster dive).

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26 Responses to An ethical way to die. Thanks, ABC

  1. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Soylent Green! You know it’s coming!!!

  2. jupes says:

    Might be an option for 7-Nilligan after Christian Porter is finished with her.

  3. H B Bear says:

    Can’t fight Darwin’s Law.

  4. Shy Ted says:

    I once dropped some stuff off in a dumpster on a horrible morning and was quite shocked to hear, “oi, I’m sleeping in here”. I think I replied “oh, sorry”. Always apologise when shocked.

  5. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Soylent Green! You know it’s coming!!!

    When you hear “circular economy” you now can be clear as to what it means.

  6. candy says:

    Waste of good food irks me too.
    I wonder if retailers can just give away free any fresh food that is not going to be bought because imperfect or right near a use-by date, or would it be too complicated legally and logistically.

  7. Up The Workers! says:

    Who are you going to sue when you get food poisoning from eating the crap tossed out into a garbage skip?

    There is a reason why food gets tossed out into the garbage – and that reason generally is not that the food was too pristine and healthy for eating.

    What a bunch of Labor voters!

    Labor(sic) – it’s like Mensa, for stupid people.

  8. Kneel says:

    “… or would it be too complicated legally and logistically.”

    I used to get “employee packs” of goodies from someone who worked in the industry.
    In many cases, they rejected it because it was over weight by more than their allowed margin.
    If they didn’t sell it to employees (very cheaply, I might add!), it would be thrown out.
    This was stuff like package says “100g” and the limit is 110g, but this particular packet was 112g.
    THAT stuff should be able to be given away, as should the wrongly labelled stuff like vanilla ice cream with a chocolate ice cream label – clearly marked that the label is wrong, of course, but there’s nothing wrong with the actual foodstuff…

  9. H B Bear says:

    I used to enjoy some good perks from a summer job delivering freezers for Streets IceCream while at uni. Can confirm you do get sick of it after a few days.

  10. duncanm says:

    CL – I don’t know why you’re conflating general refuse bins with food scraps in them, and charity collection bins with one-way flapper lids.

    It’s be pretty hard to trap yourself in the former.

  11. duncanm says:

    a happy little debunker says:
    April 6, 2021 at 11:29 am
    Nobody puts the good stuff in ‘Charity Bins’.

    everyone knows the good stuff goes out on the kerb for the council cleanup.

  12. mundi says:

    Why does the ABC publish “the conversation” pieces verbatim?

  13. C.L. says:

    CL – I don’t know why you’re conflating general refuse bins with food scraps in them, and charity collection bins with one-way flapper lids.

    There is no conflation.

    Bin diving is inherently dangerous (obviously). The ABC’s 2017 report promoted the practice. You might know the difference between a skip and a chute bin but the kind of people inclined to dive them probably don’t.

  14. Frank says:

    Reminds me of someone I know that claims to be a freegan. Rather than going through skips he waits for people to fall asleep and then raids the fridge. Otherwise it is general scavenging with the proviso that nothing gets paid for. God bless him.

  15. candy says: April 6, 2021 at 10:54 am
    Waste of good food irks me too.
    I wonder if retailers can just give away free any fresh food that is not going to be bought because imperfect or right near a use-by date.

    Small business families live on that stuff, there’s nothing wrong with it.

    It doesn’t turn into strychnine at midnight the date stamped on the packet.

  16. duncanm says:

    C.L. says:
    April 6, 2021 at 12:45 pm
    ..
    The ABC’s 2017 report promoted the practice. You might know the difference between a skip and a chute bin but the kind of people inclined to dive them probably don’t.

    The Venn diagram of “ABC consumers”, “dumpster divers” and “idiots who don’t know how charity bin lids work” is most definitely a null set.

  17. Chris M says:

    Well thankfully we don’t have any dumpsters in Australia.

  18. H B Bear says:

    Quentin Dumpster?

  19. Barry says:

    I predict legislation that mandates that all charity bins must henceforth be modified to remove the one way mechanism, so that items may be placed and removed without any risk to anyone.

    If it saves one life….

  20. mundi says:

    Barry, that has already happened.
    Forseeable missuse is a requirement OH&S acts, the buisness with these bins will likely get sued.
    Its better to just take the bins away.
    Most places are moving to standard wheelie bins put inside the thrift stores, prevents people dumping rubbish and stealing things.

  21. Kneel:

    This was stuff like package says “100g” and the limit is 110g, but this particular packet was 112g.
    THAT stuff should be able to be given away, as should the wrongly labelled stuff like vanilla ice cream with a chocolate ice cream label – clearly marked that the label is wrong, of course, but there’s nothing wrong with the actual foodstuff…

    It was about 55 – 60 years ago, the local factory made a batch of white chocolate and added too much sugar or something, so it had to be chucked out. It ended up being donated to the kids home and it was a huge amount – a tray half a meter long and three slabs of chocky wide. Must have been about 300 blocks of family size white chocolate.
    Amongst 36 kids.
    A group of the 8 to 12 year old boys reckoned they were doling it out way too slow, so one of the lads did a midnight raid on the kitchen fridge.
    Brought back about thirty blocks.
    Being rather clever lads, it was quickly realised the evidence had to be eaten or we would be in a lot of strife.
    So at about 2 AM, we each ate about 4 Family sized blocks of white oversweetened chocolate.
    Gees we were crook.
    I hate white chocolate.

  22. Up The Workers! says:

    About 20 years ago, I had a mate who was a Health Inspector at a large Regional Council.

    They had a problem with one particular woman who regularly dumpster-dived around the local supermarkets after dark, and sold the contaminated food to people in the street.

    Some of the food was rejected by the supermarket merely because, although still edible, it had passed its mandatory “Use-By Date”, but other stuff had been contaminated by any one of a hundred different, often insanitary causes. In any case, once it hit the industrial garbage-skip, it was unfit for human consumption.

    The Council prosecuted the woman, who went to the press and appeared on a local version of the News and Current Affair, and soon she had a heap of similarly silly supporters and competitors trying to beat her to the gourmet delights of the dumpsters every night.

    The Council advised the Supermarket Managers to padlock their dumpsters before closing for the day, and this resulted in numerous Supermarket Managers being subsequently woken by the coppers at 3.00am to come back and open up the dumpster, as some idiot had been scrounging in there for food to sell when the padlock was put on hours earlier, and they were now banging and screaming and demanding to be let out.

    I don’t know how the situation ultimately resolved itself – maybe the perpetrators all got food poisoning? Maybe they went through the compactor?

    You just cannot educate idiots.

    Come to think of it, maybe they are now all Leftard Parliamentarians?

  23. Up The Workers! says:

    I take it that the particular “bin chicken” who is the subject of this story, is somebody other than Queensland’s Labor Party ‘Palace Chook’?

    I suspect that if she was found hanging half in and half out of a charity rag-bin, the decent members of the Queensland population would push her all the way in, as she could certainly do with recycling.

  24. Kneel says:

    “she could certainly do with recycling.”

    Special care required, as with recycling any toxic waste – think cross between a Li battery, lead, asbestos and metal/resin composite. Nasty. Full level 4 bio-hazard suit and breathing apparatus required (canned air, not filters!), and as with all politicians, level 10 hearing protection (completely isolated from sound).

  25. Tim Neilson says:

    candy says: April 6, 2021 at 10:54 am
    Waste of good food irks me too.
    I wonder if retailers can just give away free any fresh food that is not going to be bought because imperfect or right near a use-by date.

    There are organisations like Second Bite that provide for the underprivileged by doing just that, collecting from supermarkets and from restaurants, social clubs etc. at the end of the night.

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