PFAS in Solid Waste & Recycling


Image: Sunderland, EM et. al. (2018)

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), commonly known as "forever chemicals" are found in many household products such as personal care items, waterproof footwear/clothing, stain-free carpeting and food packaging.  Landfills, waste and recycling facilities are not producers of PFAS or the materials that contain it, yet they continue to receive it and are focused on helping people understand the issue and take action to reduce exposure.  


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