Amazon Facing Class Action Alleging PFAS in Disposable Plates

June 19, 2020, 2:55 PM

Amazon.com Inc. is advertising and selling disposable plates and bowls as compostable, but the products actually contain PFAS, “forever” chemicals that contaminate the soil, according to a proposed class action filed in California federal court.

Plaintiff Rick Nguyen said he bought the products from Amazon three times in 2019 as part of an effort to minimize his impact on the environment. The items cost significantly more than similar products that weren’t labeled as compostable, Nguyen said in his lawsuit.

Had he known the items contained perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS, he wouldn’t have bought the products.

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