Phase Out PFAS – West Virginia Campaign Kickoff Meeting
“To make food packaging resistant to oil and liquid, some companies add chemicals called PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). PFAS are highly persistent, mobile, and toxic chemicals that threaten the health of people and wildlife. Their manufacture and use in food packaging and other products has resulted in widespread contamination of drinking water, notably in Parkersburg, WV.
We need to ban PFAS in food packaging. With 5 states and some restaurant chains already committing to do this, we are leveraging public support in key districts to influence federal policy and inspire new companies, including Burger King, to make new corporate commitments.
This fall, we’re launching an exciting grassroots movement campaign right here in West Virginia where we’ll be holding Days of Action, organizing media events, building a local coalition, gathering petitions and more to protect public health. It all starts with our kickoff meeting.”
What: Phase Out PFAS – WV Campaign Kickoff Meeting
When: Wednesday, September 15, 7-8 pm PT
Where: Zoom (RSVP to receive the zoom link to join!)
This is the best chance to get involved! We will be discussing our strategy, tactics and goals for the upcoming months, and brainstorming campaign plans for our volunteer network. Come alone or bring a friend!