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 »
Jamie Rhodes, Program Director After spending too many hours in legislative hearings for EPR laws here in the Northeast, there remains an underlying question as to how these programs can scale to the national level while relying on so . . . READ MORE
introduction of a new bill that would create an Extended Producer Responsibility program for packaging waste. Building on the lessons learned from past legislative sessions, our dialogues with local . . . READ MORE
the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) released a report that has the potential to reshape international debates and discussions around sustainable packaging. From the opening paragraphs of the Executive Summary, the report’s authors openly discuss the drawbacks of the . . . READ MORE