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Today we use plastic - a material designed to last forever - for products designed to last minutes.


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Today we use plastic - a material designed to last forever - for products designed to last minutes.


UPSTREAM brings together non-profit, government and business leaders to solve the environmental problems caused by products and packaging. 

UPSTREAM has brought critical strategic thinking, policy expertise, and collaborative leadership to the growing movement to address plastic pollution.
— Marcus Eriksen, 5 Gyres Institute

Jack Johnson June 7th, Bangor Maine

Meet the UPSTREAM Team at Jack Johnson's June 7 concert in Bangor, Maine. An UPSTREAM supporter, Jack's 2017 summer tour benefits efforts to stop plastic pollution. Support Jack and UPSTREAM and visit us at the show.

The Smog of the Sea


A film with Jack Johnson, 5 Gyres and UPSTREAM

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The Smog of the Sea


A film with Jack Johnson, 5 Gyres and UPSTREAM

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Our Current Work

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Imagine a Tomorrow where the Game is Changed.


UPSTREAM is working to replace our throw-away society with a culture of stewardship.

Imagine a Tomorrow where the Game is Changed.


UPSTREAM is working to replace our throw-away society with a culture of stewardship.

Our Partners