Dumpster diving and food waste in Victoria

Yvonne Raymond
The food shown in this photo is half the bounty from the evening trip on the dumpster trapline.

Katie Patel, an MA student in the Intercultural and International Communication program, is studying food waste in Victoria. She accompanied a dumpster diver on a “trapline”  and learned that many people who can well afford to buy their own food choose to dumpster dive regularly as a lifestyle.

Katie's research was featured on CTV Vancouver Island August 21. Watch the full story here

In July, Katie was interviewed for CBC radio's On The Island.