The Joy of Dumpster Diving

The Perennial Plate, a series about sustainable eating created by Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, takes a look at the wealth of food that grocery stores throw out every day.

The Perennial Plate, a series about sustainable eating created by Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, takes a look at the wealth of food that grocery stores throw out every day. In this episode, they go dumpster diving with a man who has been getting most of his family's food from the local grocery store's dumpsters for the past year and a half. Klein ends the episode by whipping up a batch of French toast with bananas -- created entirely with salvaged ingredients.

Klein talks about creating the epic, two-year series in an interview here, and you can watch more episodes of the series here.

For more information about The Perennial Plate, visit http://www.theperennialplate.com/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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