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DISPOSABLE: ‘Freegans’ dive for dinner in the bins

Charlie and Ginnie are young professionals from the suburbs of Melbourne who make more than enough money to put food on the table. But once a week, they jump into dumpsters to fish out groceries they think are going to waste. Danielle O’Neal, Duolin Li, Jingjie Liu, and Inger Kviseth report.

 This report was put together for the Science Gallery Melbourne’s DISPOSABLE exhibition with support from All The Best radio.

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