POPFREE Ski Goes Global
POPFREE Ski Goes Global will pave the way for a reduced use of PFAS-based ski waxes in competitive cross-country skiing, at an international level.
POPFREE Ski Goes Global will:
- Assess awareness of health and environmental impact and the will to promote PFAS-free alternatives among elite skiers and professional waxers.
- Identify screening methods for PFAS-content on skis.
- Initiate an international dialogue to define a common road map and action plan for the phasing-out of PFAS-based ski waxes in competitions.
Co-Creation workshop - Competitive skiing without fluorinated ski waxes ?
As an activity in the project, key stakeholders from ski sports in Europe gathered recently to initiate an international dialog and stimulate the phase-out of highly fluorinated substances with high environmental and health risks in competitive skiing. The results of the workshop conducted will form the basis for development projects and continued phase-out activities at ski competitions during the winter of 2020 and onwards.
Fact sheet PFAS in skiing (eng) (1.67 MB)