Path of Toxic Pollution: How making “forever chemicals” for food packaging threatens people and the climate

Lead Organization: Mind The Store

Author: Erika Schreder, Beth Kemler


When PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) treatments are used in food packaging, they provide a temporary benefit: grease resistance during the short time the packaging holds food. Behind that benefit, however, lies massive pollution that devastates communities such as North Alabama, contributes significantly to climate change and the destruction of the ozone layer, and contaminates communities worldwide with chemicals that last forever