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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.


There’s a better way. 
UPSTREAM is innovating solutions for a brighter future. 
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Better Alternatives now


Read our collaborative report on alternatives to the worst plastic products

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Better Alternatives now


Read our collaborative report on alternatives to the worst plastic products

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

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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