In an article published on February 6, 2019, non-governmental organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families reported on initiatives being taken by individual states in the U.S. to “fill regulatory gaps left by the federal government.” The article reports on an ongoing analysis that shows “at least 28 states will consider more than 100 policies to require companies to disclose what is in their products as well as limit exposures to toxic chemicals, including bans on PFAS in food packaging.”
The northwestern state of Washington restricted PFAS in food packaging last year (FPF reported), and this year “at least 8 states will consider policy to eliminate or reduce PFASs in food packaging.” These include: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (February 6, 2019). “State legislatures take on PFAS as Trump EPA lags.”
Kent Miller (June 6, 2019). “From California, tips on coping with bag-ban fever.” Plastics News