Safer Chemicals Healthy Families A national effort to protect families from toxic chemicals.
on May 11, 2022
In recent weeks, scores of REI members have spoken out on the co-op’s message board, demanding the company respond to questions regarding whether it will phase out and ban toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in the products it sells at its upcoming member meeting.
on April 6, 2022
Today, NRDC, Fashion FWD, and U.S. PIRG Education Fund released a scorecard ranking PFAS policy commitments from 30 popular retail and apparel brands, giving REI a failing ‘F’ grade for its incomplete commitment that excluded many PFAS.
on March 31, 2022
Starbucks commits to eliminating PFAS from all U.S. packaging by the end of 2022, and international packaging in 2023
Toxic-Free Future and its Mind the Store program applaud this commitment and urge Congress to pass ban on PFAS in food packaging
on March 24, 2022
Restaurant Brands International commits to eliminating PFAS in food packaging by 2025 in all stores worldwide including Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes
on February 7, 2022
Best Buy has announced a major new commitment to safer products: all newly designed models of Best Buy’s Exclusive Brand televisions will no longer contain toxic organohalogen flame retardants (OFRs) in the display enclosures and stands, starting this year.
on January 26, 2022
A new study released today by Toxic-Free Future finds toxic chemicals in most products labeled stain- or water-resistant, with 72% testing positive for PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).
on January 12, 2022
Over the last two months, nearly 60,000 REI members and customers have signed petitions and sent emails to REI CEO Eric Artz and the company’s Board of Directors calling for it to “opt out” of PFAS.
on December 8, 2021
Today a group of more than 100 local, state, and national organizations sent a letter to REI’s CEO Eric Artz calling on the company to lead the outdoor apparel industry in a bold transition away from the entire class of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals.”
on November 3, 2021
REI has long been known for being a popular retail and outdoor recreation services business that stands by its top-quality gear, stewardship of the outdoors, and sustainability of its business. That’s exactly why we believe REI should lead the outdoor apparel industry in a bold transition away from the entire class of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals.”
on September 30, 2021
Gore, the maker of GORE-TEX®, today announced it will offer a new option for the key membrane that provides waterproofing in its consumer outdoor clothing products. The new membrane is made without PFAS.