Winter is approaching and many Americans are starting to dust off their winter coats and winter sports equipment. But what a lot of people don't realize is that PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are used in much of this gear to make products waterproof and grease-resistant. They're even used in ski waxes to reduce friction and improve glide performance.
The lifecycle of a product like a waterproof jacket exposes people to harmful "forever chemicals" at every turn, and REI has the opportunity to be a leader in the movement away from PFAS.
Join us in calling on REI to lead the transition away from PFAS in its products.