GreenMary featured in Sonoma West
Their goal is to help local organizations and residents, who are trying to be environmentally responsible, avoid the cavalcade of trash that results from using disposable items for large events or the high rental fees that some event rental companies charge for real tableware.
Local event companies charge between 75 cents to $4 per plate, 35 cents to 70 cents per piece of silverware, and 70 cents to $2.25 per wine glass. At an event for 200 people, the dinner plates alone could cost $200.
Those who use the library — organizations holding charity events or individuals hosting a wedding or party — pay a flat fee for everything (dishes, flatware, glasses, tablecloths), starting at $75, depending on the number of items.