Matt Prindiville

Matt Prindiville is the Chief Solutioneer and CEO for Upstream, a norms-disrupting non-profit that helps business, non-profit, government & community leaders ideate, accelerate & scale the new reuse economy & circular systems for packaging and foodware. In this role, Prindiville works with entrepreneurs, policymakers and culture-shapers to ideate and accelerate the transition from single-use to reuse. Matt is a recognized thought leader within the plastic pollution movement and helped found the global Break Free from Plastic Movement, the Cradle2 Coalition and the Make It Take It Campaign. Previously, he helped create and establish multiple national campaigns and coalitions to transform industry sectors to become more sustainable – such as the Electronics Takeback Coalition, the Multi-State Mercury Campaign, and Safer Chemicals and Healthy Families Coalition. Matt has advised the United Nations Environment Program on their plastic pollution strategies and written for The Guardian, GreenBiz, and Sustainable Brands among other publications. Prindiville’s work has been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, Fast Company, on NPR’s 1A, Jack Johnson’s Smog of the Sea film, and 60 Minutes, among others.