$4 Billion PFAS Settlement: Why Downstream Commerce Companies Should Be Wary

On January 22, 2021, a $4 billion PFAS settlement was reached between DuPont de Nemours Inc., Chemours Co., and Corteva, Inc. for environmental liabilities stemming from PFAS pollution. In addition, an $83 million settlement was reached by the same companies with numerous plaintiffs in an Ohio Multi District Litigation (MDL) established to litigate PFAS personal […]

Developing stories on PFAS, the ‘forever chemicals’ looming large for the waste industry

Figuring out how to mitigate contamination at waste sites and safely dispose of the chemicals is a rapidly evolving issue. Follow Waste Dive’s coverage as this debate unfolds Few emerging issues are as contentious for the waste industry as contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The non-stick so-called “forever chemicals” are found in everything […]

Landfill operators weigh next steps for PFAS regulation, research and opportunity

The industry’s top companies recently weighed in on where they think policy could be heading, as the Biden administration is expected to designate certain chemicals as hazardous. Now that the federal government has previewed new plans to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), sometimes known as “forever chemicals,” landfill operators say they feel stuck between […]

PFAS CHEMICALS SPREAD THROUGH CONTAMINATED PESTICIDES

In December 2020, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) published results that showed high levels of PFAS compounds in a pesticide widely used to control mosquitoes – Anvil 10+10. This raised the alarm that these ‘forever chemicals’ had potentially been spread across millions of acres in the US. www.digicomply.com/blog/pfas-chemicals-contaminated-pesticides

NYS Legislature Bans PFAS in Food Packaging

KORTRAX®: Safe Packaging Alternative to Fluorination Fluorination of plastic packaging provides the precursors of PFAS, PFOS. On July 23, 2020, the NYS Legislature consequently banned the use of PFAS in food packaging (Learn More). Kortrax® contains no health-damaging PFAS, PFOS. PFAS, PFOS compounds, precursors of fluorination, are used for water, oil and stain repellency, heat […]

Amazon announces ban on toxic chemicals and plastics in food packaging

PFAS, phthalates, BPA are among the dangerous chemicals Amazon Kitchen brands now prohibit Amazon joins a growing trend of companies eliminating toxic chemicals in food packaging MEDIA CONTACT Stephanie Stohler Communications Director sstohler@toxicfreefuture.org <mailto:sstohler@toxicfreefuture.org> SEATTLE, WA – Today Amazon announced <sustainability.aboutamazon.com/environment/packaging-and-products/chemicals> that it will ban certain toxic chemicals and plastics <d39w7f4ix9f5s9.cloudfront.net/29/8d/705117d245979680bfbda8b04d90/food-contact-materials-restricted-substance-list-2020.pdf> in the food packaging […]

EPA finds toxic compounds in mosquito spray used in Mass.; maker will change packaging

The Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged that a controversial pesticide used to kill mosquitoes in Massachusetts contains toxic chemicals that leach into the product from its container, and the manufacturer has agreed to change its packaging, officials said Thursday. The state Department of Environmental Protection began testing the pesticide , known as Anvil 10+10, in […]

EPA Takes Action to Investigate PFAS Contamination

EPA Takes Action to Investigate PFAS Contamination WASHINGTON (January 14, 2021) — As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to address PFAS, today the agency is making new information available about EPA testing that shows PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers. Through a coordinated effort with both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and […]

Phasing out is not enough – the problem with fluorinated chemicals in wildlife

During a time of cultural and political polarization, a class of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, may be one of the few commonalities shared by all Americans. These human-created industrial chemicals are found in the blood of 99 percent of U.S. adults, as well as babies in the womb and children. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/phasing-out-is-not-enough-the-problem-with-fluorinated-chemicals-in-wildlife/ar-BB19KX1e?ocid=msedgdhp