Other highlights included a jar of honey and dried apricots found in Germany, some tinned goods from Luxembourg and a box of 12 eggs -- consigned to the garbage can because just one was broken.

"I was always happy when I had cakes and sweet things because they don't need cooking and when you're on a bicycle, you need the energy," he adds.

Dubanchet says he hopes in the future to work with supermarkets and restaurants to find ways of reducing waste.

He doesn't rule out further dumpster diving missions.

"Why not? Although when you're eating absolutely nothing that doesn't come from the trash, you go a long time without eating what you want.

"And it's a very long time to go without drinking a single beer."

You can follow Dubanchet's ongoing project at La Faim du Monde.