About Us

A Passion for the Coast and Experience You Can Count On

Our mission is One Coastal Nation working collaboratively, turning waste into resource, and preventing marine debris.

Lisa Rider, our lead consultant, is dedicated to zero waste in coastal communities.  She has over 15 years experience in integrated coastal community solid waste management planning and infrastructure development.  She has contributed to marine debris prevention and removal for over 30 years worldwide.  Her portfolio includes solid waste infrastructure planning (Landfill Gas to Energy, Subtitle D Landfills, Material Recovery Facilities) and long-term circular-based waste to resource planning.  

Rider collaborates with a network of global solid waste, resource management, product development, and global economic professionals to include all potential stakeholders (corporate, government, and non-profit).  This ensures your success and builds sustainability. 

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Our holistic collaborative process is designed to empower your community and outfit stakeholders with the tools they need to  succeed. 

Talk to us today about how we can support your coastal community waste to resource needs.

Experience Providing Resources to:

National Agencies 

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program) 

We are the lead in EPA/NOAA Region 4 for Consumer Debris Prevention and Removal. 

Municipal Governments 

(Past/Current consultant work for the Town of Beaufort, Town of North Topsail Beach, City of Greenville, Pitt County, County of Onslow, regional MRF shed group leader for all coastal counties in North Carolina USA) 

National, State, and Local Non-Profit Organizations 

(Advisors, Past/Current Contracts and Past/Current Board Members for Keep America Beautiful, National Recycling Coalition, Plastic Ocean Project, Carolina Recycling Association, Coastal Carolina Riverwatch, Crystal Coast Waterkeeper, White Oak-New Riverkeeper, Ocean Conservancy, NC Coastal Federation Coastal Caucus, and Carolina Recycling Association) 

Private Corporations 

Hotels, Resorts, and Tourism Agencies 

(Onslow County Hotels and Tourism, Southern Cross Club on Little Cayman Island)

Public and Private Educational Institutions 

(Onslow, Carteret, and Pitt County Public School Systems, Jacksonville Montessori School, Tiller School of Beaufort, and MINDS English School in Recife, Brazil)

Our Partners