Year of No Garbage (MP3 CD)
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, and 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 wanna read this book.