Praise for Year of No Garbage

“It’s about time someone looked carefully at this part of everyone’s life–and thank heaven it was someone with a sense of humor and grace. You will learn a lot!”

—Bill McKibben Noted author, educator and environmentalist, Schumann Distinguished Scholar Middlebury College

“This is an excellent look at one family’s journey toward going zero garbage… perfect for readers of memoir and science as well as those interested in the cross section of consumerism and going green.”


“Eve’s brave and honest experiment reveals the shocking impact of the throw away society we’ve become and at the same time shows small ways we can all do better.”

—Rebecca Prince-Ruiz Founder of Plastic Free July, Author Plastic Free.

“This year gave me emotional damage! I couldn’t believe how much disposable plastic we all use every day and how harmful it really is. Read this book and you will never look at garbage the same way again.”

—Steven He YouTuber, creator of the “emotional damage” meme, 14 million followers

‘Year of No Garbage is an utterly delightful read! Schaub is relatable, informative, and non-judgmental. Her book encapsulates the many ups and downs of trying to reduce one’s waste, and most importantly shining the light on one of the biggest problems – manufacturing and policy. ‘

—Kathryn Kellogg Zero Waste blogger, author 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

“What starts out as a humorous search for Zero Waste turns into a profound investigation into the limits of personal responsibility in a culture thoroughly entrenched in toxic plastic. Year of No Garbage is both a delightful memoir and the wakeup call we need to start seriously addressing the Plastic Crisis today.”

—Judith Enck Former EPA regional administrator and founder of Beyond Plastics