Plastic Pollution & Marine Debris

UPSTREAM Quarterly – August 2016

Project Updates | UPSTREAM Highlights | Spotlight

Launching UPSTREAM’s “Beyond the Ban” Project

Jamie RhodesBy Jamie Rhodes, Program Director

Bringing city governments and public interest organizations together to identify and deploy policies to prevent plastic pollution, reduce waste and boost recycling.

UPSTREAM has partnered with the cities of Providence, RI, San Francisco, CA, and Surrey, BC, to bring together North American cities to evaluate and explore the ways in which policies, such as product bans and extended producer responsibility (EPR), have been and can be effective at reducing the harmful impact of plastics use, especially single-use disposable applications. Continue reading