Saving Food Waste A Crash Course in Dumpster Diving

Taking food out of supermarket dumpsters is illegal in Germany. But the practice is growing in popularity. Even as some stores try to keep the dumpster divers away, those interested can sign up for courses in "beginner diving."
Many supermarkets try to keep dumpster divers away. But Lestra welcomes them.

Many supermarkets try to keep dumpster divers away. But Lestra welcomes them.

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Cornelius Strangemann with dumpster diver and activist Katarzyna Swendrowski

Cornelius Strangemann with dumpster diver and activist Katarzyna Swendrowski

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Strangemann says he has even climbed into a dumpster himself -- in his suit.

Strangemann says he has even climbed into a dumpster himself -- in his suit.

Foto: Lars Berg/ DER SPIEGEL
Foto: DER SPIEGEL