Assya Barrette

The Ultimate Guide to Dumpster Diving

I first came into contact with dumpster diving when I volunteered with the organization Food not Bombs (FNB), Toronto Chapter. Their objective is to recover food that would otherwise have been thrown away, and cook up delicious vegan meals for whomever wants some. Although a lot of the food they get is donated from bakeries and shops (who’d otherwise dump the food), they do dumpster diving to fill in the gaps.

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I Didn't Buy Anything New For 200 Days (And You Shouldn't Either)

The story of my 200-day Buy-Nothing-New challenge doesn’t start with an object or a possession. It starts with my dad, many months ago.

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