working to change how we use plastic

By advancing state and local policy and corporate responsibility, UPSTREAM works to drastically reduce the amount of disposable plastic polluting our planet and impacting our health.  We act as conveners and provide strategic leadership to develop and implement collaborative campaigns and projects across sectors and organizations. Current projects include:

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Plastics Network

Organizing U.S. network of non-profit organizations pressuring corporations to change and engaging Americans on solutions.

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Packaging Policy

Working on state and local policy solutions where companies take responsibility for packaging waste.

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Cities Innovation

Supporting city governments to reduce plastic pollution, boost recycling, and grow jobs.

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