Can I Recycle My Granny? (Paperback)

By Ethan Greenhart

Hodder & Stoughton, 9780340955659, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2008

List Price: 15.95*
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'I do love my kids, but not a day passes when I don't tell them what a burden they are to the planet.'

Meet Ethan Greenhart. He favours euthanasia as a solution to the world's over-crowding problems. He is opposed to throwing confetti at weddings because it contains bleach and artificial colourings that leak into the earth, and thus is the 'Wedding Day equivalent of acid rain'. He doesn't travel anywhere that can't be reached by foot. He hectors on every aspect of modern life, from driving to voting, from going on holiday to having children (did you know that the average British child emits 5 tonnes of carbon a year?!)
Based on his hugely popular (and provocative) weekly advice columns for Spiked magazine, Ethan's book promises to answer your most pressing environmental dilemmas.
A forest-friendly, carbon neutral production, it will be written from home, on a computer that is powered by solar energy, or, when the sun goes down, by a water-based treadmill that the author's children power with their feet.

About the Author

Ethan Greenhart is the satirical creation of the journalist Brendan O'Neill. 'One of this country's sharpest social commentators' (Daily Telegraph), O'Neill is editor of the online magazine Spiked, and also publishes widely, in the Guardian, New Statesman, Spectator, Sunday Times, BBC News Online, Salon, Slate, and many more.

Praise For Can I Recycle My Granny?

Ethan Greenhart, an aptly named environmentalist - although the first seven letters of that word might be redundant . . . I would recommend that you go out and buy Can I Recycle My Granny . . . richly comic.—Independent

a skidmark on the gusset of environmentalism—BBC Focus Magazine

Taking the imperilled world by storm . . . a book that should be in every Green Party Christmas stocking—Irish Independent