December 27, 2011 at 10:23 pm #256304
Surprised this link hasn’t been mentioned yet.
About The Program
Chef and restaurateur Arthur Potts Dawson is more than familiar with waste, the resulting cost that is passed on to producers and customers alike, and the high price that is paid by the environment.
Armed with the knowledge that British supermarkets bin over 1,000 tons of food a day, Arthur set about starting an independent no-waste supermarket, run for the people by the people.
Filmed over two years, this four-part series follows Arthur from the inception of the idea, through to the turbulent months after the supermarket opens in central London.
:whistle:December 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm #516920
my son manages the dairy /freezer section at Bilo and it’s a crime the amount of stuff they bin because its just over the use by date. It has to be binned even though staff would happily take it or even distributed to the homeless. One of my other kids did night fill at Big w for a while and the same thing happened there- once things got past a certain age they had to cut it up and bin it- we are talking clothing and shoes here. I know they are keeping their own marketbase but it could at least have been sent overseas to poor countries surely. :shrug:December 27, 2011 at 11:06 pm #516921
the waste that goes on these days is just criminalDecember 28, 2011 at 1:18 am #516922
How ironic. I was just talking to DH today about how we need to reduce the amount of ‘garbage’ we buy and have to throw out. After a trip to the tip emptying out a friends trailer so we could use it. The amount of waste they had was terrible. At least a fair amount we were able to put into recycling……The question is how do you buy produce from the stupidmarket that just isn’t packaged to the hilt to save on what you then need to dispose of later on? Other than not buy it in the first place :shrug: Things like shampoos, soaps, cereal packets, cheese wrappers etc etc etc sooooo much :sick:December 28, 2011 at 8:50 am #516923
make it yourself misty 😉 But then again, the ingredients for all those things come in packaging too… I struggle with this concept a bit too… especially when i NEED most those things that come in so much packaging, and usually i cannot afford to buy a different product with less packaging as they are usually more expensive… I have to do some good research and find some substitutes that DONT cost more. We have a Costco here in Sydney and everything is in MEGA BULK, most things are in bigger packets so i buy what i can there, but it is mostly the most expensive brands we have so its still more expensive than buying a smaller product from Adli…December 28, 2011 at 9:18 am #516924
Thanks for the link Andre, It looks interesting. I will watch it tonight.December 28, 2011 at 10:18 am #516925
Thanks Andre, certainly looks like something interesting to have a look at.December 29, 2011 at 7:51 am #516926
Watched it and loved it. Good on him I hope it goes well and that pesky nay sayer eats crow.
Would love to see that here that’s for sureDecember 29, 2011 at 9:27 am #516927
Yes, I watched it too and loved it. What a terrific idea and what a big project he has taken on. So much better than the supermarkets of today. The waste was unbelievable.December 29, 2011 at 11:58 am #516928
Im waiting for it to pop up on iviewDecember 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm #516929
Enjoyed it :tup: The concept seems to be that of a co-op (common system used for them here) though he is trying to do it on a slightly larger scale than any I have seen. The amount of waste they found from the other supermarkets was criminal!December 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm #516930
me too, froot_loopz, also they’ve put the wrong show on the River Cottage Everyday link… :pinch:December 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm #516931
For all nights for the channel to play up it had to be when this was on….needless to say i missed it.December 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm #516932
ballamara post=333948 wrote: For all nights for the channel to play up it had to be when this was on….needless to say i missed it.
You weren’t alone I don’t get to see much of any programs mostly I get picasso-vision… all pixelated and no sound :angry:December 29, 2011 at 11:30 pm #516933
Managed to watch it tonight as I recorded it last night.
Could not get over what was thrown away.
Can people legally go through skips and rescue what is thrown away,or can the stores shoo you off.
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