How the US EPA has fired a ‘warning shot’ on enforcement of PFAS requirements

05 April 2022

North America managing editor, Kelly Franklin, looks at how an ‘open letter’ on fluorinated HDPE containers signals tighter examination of per- and polyfluorinated substances under the agency’s strategic roadmap.

A recent policy interpretation on the fluorination of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers could be a “warning shot” that the US EPA will be tightly enforcing rules related to PFASs as it works to execute a strategic roadmap released late last year, according to some industry experts.