Who is UPSTREAM?
UPSTREAM is a national environmental organization dedicated to creating a healthy, sustainable, and equitable society by addressing the root causes of environmental harm. Our mission is to advance sustainability, end plastic pollution and reduce climate disruption through product-focused environmental policies.Read the full story »
Plastic pollution is an issue that more Americans are paying attention to, largely due to the efforts of organizations working on the issue, and the excellent documentary film making and media coverage on the subject. It’s a fundamental Lorax-type tale. . . . READ MORE
Multiple human-caused threats to the biosphere are the overarching challenge of our time. I’ve written before about the fundamentally different approaches of those who believe that solutions can be achieved within our capitalist economic system (for example, by designing products . . . READ MORE
In 1970 British Columbia created the most effective policy that has yet been found for recovering and recycling packaging: the beverage container deposit system. In the decades since it was introduced, the system has consistently achieved very high levels of . . . READ MORE