From the moment she hosted her first event using compostable products in 2010, Mary Beth Schaye has been hooked on zero waste. She joined Collective Resource on Earth Day the following year and has been an enthusiastic evangelist for composting ever since.

Her passion for educating people in waste diversion makes her an ideal product and event planning consultant for CRI. “Hosting a zero-waste event is a great way to spread the word about the benefits of composting. It’s environmentalism in action.”

Her design background and aesthetic sensibility also come into play here. “Environmentalism doesn’t have to be dull. You can have a party that’s both green and stylish. It can be both intrinsically and physically beautiful.”

Mary Beth strongly believes that, “It’s always better to be doing something rather than nothing.” If you’re thinking of composting at home, she can help you work out what your particular “something” can be. She’s confident a solution can be tailored to fit anyone’s needs and ambitions. “Anyone who eats can be a CRI customer, whether you are an individual or a large organization. I want you to understand the advantages of composting, and I can show you how CRI can make it easy.”

Mary Beth has successfully designed waste diversion strategies for individuals, schools, houses of worship and other communities. She’s received the governor’s Environmental Hero award for her work at her daughter’s school. Whether you’re starting with a backyard bin, a kitchen bucket, a worm farm, or large-scale commercial collection, Mary Beth can be your good-natured guide.