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Washington State to Ban PFAS in Four Types of Food Packaging

Washington state has announced that, based on the availability of safer alternatives, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in four types of food packaging will be banned as of February 2023. By way of background, the state’s Toxics in Packaging Law was amended in 2018 to include a ban on PFAS in food packaging that would become effective in January 2022 if safer alternatives were identified by January 2020. If safer alternatives were not identified by January 2020, then the ban will take effect  two years after safer alternative products are identified and reported to the legislature (RCW 70A.222.070). Read more…