REI leadership addressed PFAS problem in annual member meeting but ignored nationwide pressure to end the use of toxic PFAS

Members, customers, and health advocates express disappointment in REI’s failure to take action to protect our health and environment

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Washington state leads the nation with bold laws that prevent the use of dangerous chemicals in products. The Safer Products for Washington law targets the persistent class of PFAS for elimination, and our business community can lead by adopting safer solutions now. Apparel is a major use of PFAS—added for water and stain proofing. That’s why we’re asking REI to lead the outdoor industry away from the use of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). Continue reading