Shaw Institute

The Shaw Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit scientific research organization based in Maine and New York with a mission to improve human and ecological health through innovative science and strategic partnerships. Over three decades, our research on plastics/microplastics, ocean pollution, flame retardants, and climate change has informed public opinion and fueled policy, impacting millions of people in the U.S. and around the world.  To learn more about our work, visit