Michigan to stop buying most products made with PFAS chemicals

November 2, 2021

Read the full article by Garrett Elison (MLive)

"The state of Michigan will substantially limit its purchase of products made with toxic PFAS chemicals following a directive by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that environmental groups are calling a precedent-setting move.

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) must “incentivize suppliers to offer products that do not contain intentionally added PFAS by seeking to purchase such products where possible,” the directive states.

The state, which buys $2.5 billion worth of goods annually, must vet procurement contracts for products made or packaged with PFAS and will require suppliers to disclose whether there are alternatives that do not contain the chemicals, according to the Oct. 27 directive.

Preference will go toward products made without PFAS and items that do contain the chemicals should only be bought if no alternatives are available."