mattMatt Prindiville is the Associate Director for UPSTREAM.  UPSTREAM is a US-based environmental policy organization dedicated to addressing the root causes of environmental harm. UPSTREAM works to build a circular economy, where products and packaging are designed and stewarded for continuous reuse of materials and energy.  UPSTREAM and Prindiville recently developed the “Make It, Take It” Campaign, a collaborative effort to pressure companies to take responsibility for packaging waste. He has been at the forefront of product stewardship and safer chemicals policy in Maine and the United States, working to pass groundbreaking EPR recycling programs for electronics and mercury containing products, the phase out of lead, mercury and toxic brominated flame retardants and the advancement of the nation’s first comprehensive chemicals assessment program at the state level.  As a policy and campaign strategist, he has helped develop and contributed to many coalition efforts to advance safer chemicals policy, toxics use reduction and product stewardship.