FLUORO WAX TAKE-BACK PROGRAM

WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?

  • Fluorinated Wax contains per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (PFAS) that are known as "forever chemicals". These chemicals have 0% biodegradability and once they are in the environment, they will stay there forever. PFAS are toxic to the environment and are proven to be carcinogenic to animals and people. 

  • Fluorinated wax applied to skis or snowboards, ends up directly into the environment and local watersheds. 

  • MountainFLOW wants to be part of the solution and is providing an opportunity to collect fluorinated wax currently in circulation for safe storage and disposal. If you want to help, there are three ways to get involved.  

GET INVOLVED: Program runs from May 1 - May 31

 

Newly Added Locations:

Ute Mountaineer (Aspen, CO)

Neptune Mountaineering (Boulder, CO)

RESOURCES:

Ski wax use contributes to environmental contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances SCIENCE DIRECT

- Ski Wax Chemicals Can Build Up in Blood SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

- Nordic Skiing Has an Addiction to Toxic Wax OUTSIDE MAGAZINE 

 

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