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Stay up to date with the latest info on plastic pollution, reusables and innovative solutions to plastic pollution with articles by the UPSTREAM team and the heroes of our story - the entrepreneurs, business and community leaders and policy makers moving us away from throw-away.

Our Origins

UPSTREAM was started by a group of activists. The two founders, Dr. Bill Sheehan and Helen Spiegelman, were pioneers of Zero Waste...

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The story and inspiration behind UPSTREAM

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Reuse Wins Every Time

Moving from single-use to reuse is smart and green

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Plastic Exposed and the UNWRAPPED Conference

Learn about Plastic Exposed and the UNWRAPPED Conference in June

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The Indisposable Podcast

Celebrating solutions to plastic pollution - because throw-away is so yesterday.

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Recycling and Compostables are NOT the Answer

The shortcomings of recycling and compostables to meaningful impact plastic pollution and climate change

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Free Your Home of Toxic Trash and Save Money

How to detox your home into an indisposable haven

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The Indisposable Podcast

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Force of Nature

The righteously unreasonable Diane Wilson shares stories of eco-activism & the power of citizen action to fight industrial pollution