Last month, partners in asbestos litigation reached settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in two cases that will have far-reaching impacts on the way the EPA regulates asbestos.
REI has long been known for being a popular retail and outdoor recreation services business that stands by its top-quality gear, stewardship of the outdoors, and sustainability of its business. That’s exactly why we believe REI should lead the outdoor apparel industry in a bold transition away from the entire class of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals.”
One of the first things I did after moving to Seattle more than 20 years ago was to become a member of REI, not just because I needed rain gear, but because I agreed with their environmental values and their commitment to being good stewards. However, their decision to put their name on and sell products that contain dangerous chemicals that pollute drinking water supplies, wildlife, and even breast milk starkly contradicts their statements on sustainability.
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Last week we held a webinar to share the highlights from our fifth annual Who’s Minding the Store? retailer report card. We just posted a recording of the webinar and slides for people that are interested but may have missed it.