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According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization a third of all food produced worldwide is thrown away. In Europe, this is equivalent to 89 tons of groceries per year. How can we stop this waste? Author and cook David Gross goes on a road trip through Europe, cooking exclusively what others throw away. He meets unconventional top chefs, food activists, scientists and gourmets and forces us to question our everyday consumer lifestyle.

Running Time: 80 min.
Subject(s): Activism, Ecology, Environment, Food, Globalization, Personal Story, Society
Language(s): Dutch, English, French, German
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Ralph Wieser
Cinematographer: Daniel Samer
Editor(s): Marek Kralovsky
Production Company: Mischief Films


  • Video Librarian
    A fast-paced, entertaining, and thought-provoking film featuring a charming host (and subtle activist), this is highly recommended.
  • Huffington Post
    Wastecooking transforms trash into delicious dishes
  • The Standard
    An excellent example to follow.

Festival Participation

  • Deauville Green Awards
    Doc Silver Award
    2015 –
    NaturVision 2016, Deutsche Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsfilmpreis
    Ekotopfilm 2016, Human Activity Success Stories
  • Cannes TV & Media Award
    Silver Dolphin
  • IDFA
  • Ekotopfilm Human Activity Success Stories

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