The Washington Department of Ecology this week published a second report for its Legislature identifying additional alternatives to food packaging that contain PFAS, which starts a two-year clock for manufacturers and retailers to remove PFAS from such packaging. Specifically, the report adds flat serviceware, open-top and closed containers, bags and sleeves, and bowls to the list of products for which safer alternatives are available.
In its first report published in February 2021, Ecology discussed alternatives to PFAS in paper wraps and liners, food boats, pizza boxes, and plates. Ecology is working on a third report to focus on food packaging used for periods of longer-term storage.
The agency will host a webinar on the second and third reports on June 6. Learn more here.