This University of Oxford grad feeds herself on £5 a week by eating food from the dumpster

Josephine Liang, 25, is part of a growing community of “freegans,” people who eat recently discarded food to reduce waste.

Liang used to shop regularly at the supermarket, then found a cheaper alternative by rummaging through bins, a decision that she says has lowered her weekly food bill to just £5 a week. Liang will wait until shops and cafes close, and then go through their bins to see what she can find. She is saving the money to go travelling.

Liang said: “I want to show people that there’s so much breadth of food that is being thrown away and it is very easy for you to eat more sustainably and cheaply just on food that people are throwing away.”

Liang graduated from the University of Oxford in 2016 with a Master’s degree in Global Health Science, according to her LinkedIn page. She now works for food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart.

Produced by David Ibekwe.

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