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 and reduce climate disruption through product-focused environmental policies.Read the full story »
As we began to roll out the CHANGES concept, we started to receive a lot of interest from retailers outside of B.C., mostly from Europe (Ireland, UK, Germany, Sweden and Denmark). To address this interest, we set up a separate . . . READ MORE
CHANGES was built on top of another innovation which I helped design and implement in 1992. Our in-store recycling program was designed to utilize existing compactor systems with a twist. We designed a system whereby two large compacters were placed . . . READ MORE
BUSINESS CASE FOR RETURN-TO-RETAIL – PART 1 Case Study of CHANGES Recycling Centres in British ColumbiaBrand owners and retailers have traditionally seen packaging recovery and recycling as none of their concern. When they have been required to participate, as in jurisdictions with mandated deposit-refund systems for beverage containers (better known as bottle bills), they have . . . READ MORE