Waste360 is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

The History of PFAS

Part 1: The Beginning of PFAS


PFAS were first introduced into manufacturing in the 1930s and have been produced since the mid-20th century. They’re in many products we use every day, including food packaging, outdoor gear, popcorn bags, food wrappers, facial moisturizers, mattresses, carpets, cookware, and much more.

Take a look at this timeline below, which is part one of a 5-part PFAS series with Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF).

Screen Shot 2021-05-04 at 11.55.39 AM.png

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.