UPSTREAM's answers to the 7 most frequently asked questions regarding the safety of reusable products
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A statement from UPSTREAM's CEO and look at UPSTREAM's environmental impacts and innovations for businesses and communities in 2019
Scientists and environmentalists synthesize a call to action to protect public health from exposure to hazardos food packaging chemicals
An analysis and call-to-action to phase out the most polluting plastic products used in the United States. UPSTREAM co-wrote this report with our friends at 5 Gyres Institute with help from Algalita, Californians Against Waste, Plastic Pollution Coalition, Responsible Purchasing Network, The Story of Stuff, Surfrider Foundation, and Team Marine.
Compostable foodware is a very popular (and expensive) alternative to petroleum-based plastic. Here's nine reasons why Oregon composters don't want your compostable foodware.
The Break Free From Plastic movement analyzes the impacts that throw-away sanitary items have on our environment and economy, as well as how much reusable products can save.
Look into the elements of the first comprehensive bill that would federally regulate plastic pollution in the United States, as introduced by Senator Tom Udall (NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (CA) in February 2020.
The Post Landfill Action Network and Plastic Pollution Coalition break down the steps to get throw-away plastic stuff off college campuses in this project-oriented manual.
Single-use problems call for reuse solutions. Here's PLAN's guide on starting with reusable to-go containers on college campuses.
Policies for plastic bags, straws, and styrofoam are reducing plastic pollution in communities across the States. So what about all the throw-away to-go stuff leaching chemicals into our food and costing our cities millions in waste management?
Thanks to a passionate group of middle schoolers from Martha's Vineyard, MA, you can get disposable plastic water AND soda bottles under 34 ounces out of your community for good––just like they did in three towns with this bylaw in spring 2019.
From the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and New Plastics Economy, discover the benefits, models, examples, and case studies of an economy free of single-use plastic.
The Overbrook Foundation's report shows the true economic and environmental costs of disposable foodware, and highlights solutions.