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Latest webinar: Finding Alternatives to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances of Concern

The OECD Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) webinar series brings world experts together to share vital information and best practices regarding PFASs. These free webinars are open to the general public. Video recordings of our PFASs webinars are made available online afterwards. Register for an upcoming webinar or watch the video recordings of our past webinars below.
 

 

On Thursday 26 September 2019, the OECD discussed "Finding Alternatives to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances of Concern: A Difficult and Continuing Challenge" with the participation of  W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Presenters shared efforts, successes and challenges in eliminating per and polyfluorinated chemicals of environmental concern from the life cycle of consumer products.

Presentations by:

  • Eeva Leinala from the OECD Environment Directorate
  • Joe Carlin who leads Gore's Global Fluoromaterials Platform and Enterprise Fluoromaterials Stewardship Team
  • Jon Hammerschmidt, the Sustainability Technical Champion for Gore’s Fabrics Division.

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Missed our past webinars? Watch the video recordings

May 2019 

Presentations:
Risk Reduction Initiatives for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances in the United States
Risk Management of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances in Canada.

January 2019

Presentation: 
Best Environmental Practices (BEP) for Class B Firefighting Foams

October 2018

Presentations:
Objectives, methodology and technical results of the MIDWOR project - Ruth Garcia-LEITAT
Environmental Impact - Julio Fierro-CETIM
Occupational Risk assessment - Gemma Janer-LEITAT
Project recommendations based on the outputs - Gemma Janer and Marc Torrentellé - LEITAT

September 2018

Presentation:
Best Environmental Practices (BEP) for Textiles - Kai-Volker Schubert

June 2018

Presentations:
OECD work on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) - Eeva Leinala - OECD
Toward a comprehensive global database of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances - Zhanyun Wang - EHT Zurich

May 2016

Presentation:
Overall trends of the replacements of Long-Chain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) - Zhanyun Wang - EHT Zurich