The aim of this project is to gather evidence on the widespread use of PFAS in single-use food packaging, the composition and concentration of specific PFAS, and to detect the level of random (unintentional) PFAS contamination in recycled paper packaging. The data are intended to support the argumentation for a class-based approach to restricting PFAS in products where the use of PFAS is not necessary and alternatives exist.
The expected results of this project are:
– Data on the content of PFAS in single-use paper food packaging is available and known to the public, government regulators and Parties to the Stockholm Convention;
– State regulators and Parties to the Stockholm Convention are aware of the analytical possibilities for the analysis of the entire class of PFAS;
– The public is aware of concerns regarding the use of PFAS in single-use paper food packaging, including all relevant steps in the life cycle of paper food packaging;
The project is financially supported by the IPEN Global Network, it started on 23 May, 2022, and will last 12 months