UPSTREAM’s projects focus on leveraging the power of public interest groups, government officials, companies, and citizens to change how products are designed and managed to reduce or eliminate environmental impacts.

Our work endeavors to ensure that products are designed with healthy, sustainable materials and are reused or recycled into the products of tomorrow by the companies that produce them.

Beyond The Ban
Beyond the Ban
– UPSTREAM’s “Beyond the Ban” Project brings city governments and public interest organizations together to identify and deploy policies to prevent plastic pollution, reduce waste and boost recycling.


Sustainable Packaging Policy
– UPSTREAM engages key stakeholders to develop and advance sustainable packaging through state and corporate policies.



Plastic Pollution Policy Project (P4)
– a collaborative project designed to identify, engage, and resource key stakeholders to stop plastic pollution at the source through effective policies and innovative solutions.