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"Trash Talk," and inspiring new book, gives hope to those striving for Zero Waste and helps the average person take...

“Trash Talk,” and inspiring new book, gives hope to those striving for Zero Waste and helps the average person take an active role against the environmental problems our world faces.

North Americans account for less than 10 per cent of the world’s population, yet we produce 50 per cent of the world’s garbage and consume more than 33 per cent of it’s resources. If everyone consumed like the average North American, we would require three Earths!

Authors Dave and Lillian Brummet offer an upbeat, proactive look at waste and resource management with their inspiring new book Trash Talk. They explain that although the immense environmental problems our world faces can be overwhelming, each and every one of us can do something to help our world – starting right where we are, right now.

Trash Talk is not a quick fix solution it is about changing consumer’s mind-sets by providing ideas that inspire participation from the ground level. It shows the direct effect of better waste and resource management both for the environment and the wallet. Not everyone can afford to donate cash or time to a cause but by implementing the concept of Trash Talk, the average person can make small alterations in their lives that affect positive changes for the Earth.

“An effective well-researched book, it embraces waste as a resource that creates jobs and new products head-and-shoulders above other environmental texts. Their stunning and perceptive research will lead many of us to implement these simple life-changing habits,” says Sherry Russell, Midwest Book Review (USA).

“Trash Talk is easy-to-read and offers readers a positive approach to managing their waste; a valuable guide for anyone concerned about their impact on the environment,” says Georgina Bloomfield, Waste and Resources Campaigner, Friends of the Earth (UK).

“I was recently expressing concern to a friend about the environmental state of our planet; how our food, air and water supply are being compromised and how I feel as though I can’t make a difference. Well, now I have access to the information you are sharing and know that I can. Thank you!” So says Yvonne Caldwell, Library Cataloguer, Okanagan University College (Canada).

Canadian writers Dave and Lillian Brummet reside in the southwest region of British Columbia. Their work has appeared in a variety of Canadian publications. As the Brummets continue with various freelance writings, they also wear many other hats in their busy lives. As gardeners and seed savers, business owners and outdoor enthusiasts their days are packed full. It is their love of nature, that is the major driving force and inspiration for their work. Additionally, as photographers they share and document their activities and experiences with others.

Their website ( has a growing page of links to like-minded organizations where the reader will learn more about better waste management. It shows a personal view of the authors and describes how they “practice what they preach”. The upcoming Tip of the Month box will provide insightful information, where visitors can share their reduction and reuse ideas.

For more information, contact Publish America Inc. through their website ( or phone (240) 529-1031 or (301) 695-1707. Trash Talk (ISBN 1-4137-2518-X) will be available August 2nd from bookstores and libraries. Soon to be available online at,, and

Release Date: August 2nd, 2004
ISBN#: 1-4137-2518-X
Format: 50% recycled paper
Page Count: 188
Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5
Retail price: $19.95(US)
Available directly from:
Publish America Inc.
PO Box 151 Fredric, MD 21707
Phone: 1-240-529-1031 or 1-301-695-1707
Fax: 1-301-631-9073
Book Reviewers can request review copy at:

PA offers school/retailer bulk order discounts.
Booksellers may also purchase through wholesalers: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and Brodart Co. Phone: #1-800-233-8467

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