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THE FIGHT AGAINST FOREVER CHEMICALS

December 14, 2020

Have you ever wondered why raindrops roll easily off your raincoat or why your pizza leaves greasy residue on the paperboard pizza box it came in? The answer is a collection of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS.

That big scary word refers to the “forever chemicals” that are put into almost everything we can buy – from raincoats to hygiene products to food packaging. PFAS are added to products to make them resistant to heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. Unfortunately, the same capabilities that make them desirable also make them difficult to eliminate. Every one of these man-made chemicals are still in existence today. The presence of PFAS in the human body has been linked to cancer, liver damage, immune disorders, pregnancy complications, and other illnesses. Great, yet another thing society has to watch out for.

At Okeanos, we wanted to tackle this problem firsthand now that the world is paying attention to PFAS. Not only does our technology not use paper (meaning it doesn’t lead to deforestation and excessive water use) but our Made From Stone technology is naturally waterproof! This means you can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about ingesting harmful toxins. Our Made From Stone solution is safe for both you and the environment!

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