on November 17, 2022
Most REI members or shoppers most likely assume that products with an eco-label like bluesign® would never contain carcinogens, reproductive toxicants, or chemicals (e.g., PFAS) that can wind up contaminating breast milk. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
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on November 16, 2022
EPA's label is a useful tool for consumers and companies.
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on September 20, 2022
REI members are demanding that outdoor retailer REI set a clear timeline to eliminate toxic PFAS as part of a year-long national campaign led by Toxic-Free Future’s Mind the Store program, Safer States, and partners.
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on August 31, 2022
Advocates from across the country are taking to the streets, braving the hot weather while visiting REI stores around the country calling for meaningful action on the PFAS contamination crisis. Join us in telling REI to #BanPFAS!
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on July 22, 2022
Walmart and its suppliers have removed 37 million pounds of toxic chemicals from the products it sells!
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on July 22, 2022
For Immediate Release - Walmart recently published an update to its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) website stating that, between 2017 to 2020, it achieved a 17% reduction in its footprint of “priority chemicals,” which equates to the removal of 36.5 million pounds of toxic chemicals from private-label and brand-name cosmetics, personal care, household cleaners, and formulated baby care products in the U.S.
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on May 18, 2022
REI leadership addressed PFAS problem in annual member meeting but ignored nationwide pressure to end the use of toxic PFAS Members, customers, and health advocates express disappointment in REI’s failure to take action to protect our health and environment SEATTLE, WA—Yesterday, during its annual member meeting, REI leadership failed to commit to phasing out toxic
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on May 12, 2022
REI recently made headlines for the unionization of its workers at its flagship SoHo store in New York City, part of a nationwide trend of retail and warehouse workers unionizing. But, this is not the only pressing issue facing REI. In recent weeks, scores of REI members have spoken out on the co-op’s message board,
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on April 15, 2022
Customers to REI: tell PFAS chemicals to take a hike! In one month, REI Co-op will hold its annual member meeting, which “provides an opportunity for co-op members to hear from the board of directors and senior leadership team.” The meeting will be held virtually and the company’s leadership team will answer questions submitted by
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on April 6, 2022
Competitor Patagonia earns ‘B’ grade and praised for clear, time-bound commitments to phase out all PFAS from its apparel Health advocates urge REI to take action and phase out PFAS from its products SEATTLE, WA—Today, NRDC, Fashion FWD, and U.S. PIRG Education Fund released a scorecard ranking PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) policy commitments from
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