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PFAS Uses & Alternatives
April 20, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The webinar was presented for informational purposes. The views expressed do not necesssaily reflect those of each of the NEWMOA-member states and and the strategies and technologies discussed should not be considered an endorsement by NEWMOA or its members.
The webinar included the following presentations:
Liz Harriman, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute [PDF] presented PFAS: Avoiding Regrettable Substitutes. PFAS have a myriad of uses, and reducing or eliminating PFAS at the source often requires substituting another material or chemical. The presentation gave an overview of the range of PFAS chemicals, examine selected uses and discuss approaches for moving to safer alternatives.
Mike Schade, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Mind the Store Campaign [PDF] presented Phasing-out PFAS in Food Packaging at Top Grocery and Fast-food Chains. The presentation outlined where PFAS has been found in the food packaging at top grocery and quick-service restaurant chains, and how advocates have driven major food retailers to adopt public commitments to phase-out and ban PFAS in food contact materials. Information about resources identifying alternatives and policy recommendations for grocery stores and quick-service restaurant chains was shared.