Project Description

PFAS in Plant Fiber-based Food Packaging

Timeline: January – December 2020

Sponsoring Agency: WA Department of Ecology

WSAS is conducting an independent third-party review of a report by the WA Department of Ecology related to the identification of safer alternatives to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in fiber-based food packaging.

The committee submitted their final report in December, which can be viewed here. The Department of Ecology submitted their final report to the legislature and it can be found online here.

Committee Members

Elaine Faustman, chair (UW)

Simona Balan (California Department of Toxic Substances Control)

Lauren Heine (ChemForward)

Pat Hunt (WSU)

Donatien Pascal Kamdem (Michigan State University)

Michael Skinner (WSU)

Huqiu Zhang (Sevee & Maher Engineers)