Year of No Garbage: Recycling Lies, Plastic Problems, and One Woman's Trashy Journey to Zero Waste

Year of No Garbage: Recycling Lies, Plastic Problems, and One Woman's Trashy Journey to Zero Waste

by Eve O. Schaub
Year of No Garbage: Recycling Lies, Plastic Problems, and One Woman's Trashy Journey to Zero Waste

Year of No Garbage: Recycling Lies, Plastic Problems, and One Woman's Trashy Journey to Zero Waste

by Eve O. Schaub

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Overview

"Eve’s brave and honest experiment reveals the shocking impact of the throwaway society we’ve become and at the same time showing small ways we can all do better.” —Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, founder of Plastic Free July

Year of No Garbage is Super Size Me meets the environmental movement.

In this book Eve O. Schaub, humorist and stunt memoirist extraordinaire, tackles her most difficult challenge to date: garbage. Convincing her husband and two daughters to go along with her, Schaub attempts the seemingly impossible: living in the modern world without creating any trash at all. For an entire year. And- as it turns out- during a pandemic.

In the process, Schaub learns some startling things: that modern recycling is broken, and single stream recycling is a lie. That flushable wipes aren’t flushable and compostables aren’t compostable. That plastic drives climate change, fosters racism, and is poisoning the environment and our bodies at alarming rates, as microplastics are being found everywhere, from the top of Mount Everest to the placenta of unborn babies. 
If you’ve ever thought twice about that plastic straw in your drink, you’re gonna want to read this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510774636
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/18/2023
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 372,990
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Eve O. Schaub is a published author and speaker who writers 'stunt' memoirs in order to illuminate the ills of contemporary society in a relatable and engaging way. 

Her first book, Year of No Sugar, enjoyed international attention including coverage on the Dr. Oz show, Fox and Friends, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, The Denver Post, The New York Daily News, Everyday Health, and the Yahoo homepage, among others. In it, she convinces he two young children and husband to eat no added sugar for a year. In her second book, Year of No Clutter, she tackles her hoarding tendencies and tries to understand/undo them. Her second book has sold over 9,000 copies.
 
Schaub has written for publications such as Hyperallergic, VTDigger, Vermont Life, Vermont Magazine, Everyday Health, and the Boston Globe online. Her personal essays have been featured numerous times on Albany, New York NPR station WAMC. A graduate of both Cornell University (BA, BFA) and the Rochester Institute of Technology (MFA),
she lives in Vermont with her family and an ever-fluctuating number of chickens.
 
 
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