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‘Dumpster diving’ friends make 10,000 bottles of wine using leftover fruit

Two “dumpster diving” friends who figured out how to “eat like kings” by raiding supermarket bins have set up a business making wine using leftover fruit that would otherwise have been thrown away.


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Elliott Martens and Lasse Melgaard reportedly began their supermarket bin-sifting practise at university, scoring remarkable bounties including fresh salmon, cakes, and even 50kg of blueberries on one particularly heady occasion.

The pair were left stunned by the amount of produce being thrown away everyday, and so they turned their supermarket sweep ethos into an ec0-business making wine using leftover fruit from Melgaard’s flat.

In a couple of months, The Two Racoons, as they are known, have turned more than four tons of would-be throwaway fruit into some 10,000 bottles of wine.

Having moved into larger premises following the promise of 4.3 tons of frozen leftovers from Baxters Food Group in Elgin, the pair have now created five flavours, in the hope they can end the stigma around food waste in the UK.

Meanwhile, a prison inmate recently revealed how he makes prison ‘wine’ using just three readily available ingredients. You can discover more about the remarkable process here.

H/T: Daily Record

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