Toxic Free Future
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Health & Medicine
Location4649 Sunnyside Ave NSeattle, WA 98103 United States
Toxic-Free Future advocates for the use of safer products, chemicals, and practices through advanced research, advocacy, grassroots organizing, and consumer engagement to ensure a healthier tomorrow.
Toxic-Free Future empowers over 300,000 people a year to get involved in the fight for a healthier tomorrow. By making it easy to speak with legislators, understand how toxic chemicals affect our lives, and demand safer products, we inspire and engage thousands of people to spread the message that we need stronger policies to ensure our children will inherit a planet that will be healthier tomorrow than it is today.
Our focus in Raleigh is campaigning to ban PFAS from food packaging across the country. PFAS are highly persistent, mobile, and toxic chemicals that threaten the health of people and wildlife. Their manufacture and use in food packaging and other products has resulted in widespread contamination of drinking water.
That’s why we’re launching a campaign to educate the public and decision-makers about the need to ban PFAS in food packaging. With 5 states and some restaurant chains already committing to do this, we are leveraging public support in key districts to influence federal policy and inspire new companies, including Burger King, to make new commitments.
To do this, we will need a lot of help. Right now, we are recruiting volunteers to work on our Toxic Free Future campaign through the fall. There are many ways to get involved - from collecting petitions, to driving social media campaigns, to organizing press conferences. This is a great opportunity to learn grassroots organizing skills, gain work experience, and make a big impact for our environment and public health.