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Home Depot removing PFAS carpets and rugs

The move is part of The Home Depot’s chemical reduction strategy.

BY HBSDealer Staff

The Home Depot said that it is phasing out Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) by Dec. 31 in the U.S. and Canada in carpets and rugs.

The Atlanta-based retailer said the move is part of its commitment the environmental impact of the products on its store shelves.

“Excluding PFAS from the carpets and rugs we sell is another example of our shared commitment to building a better future for our customers and the planet,” said Ron Jarvis, vice president of environmental innovation at The Home Depot.

The Home Depot first published its chemical strategy in 2017 and since then, has reduced many chemicals like formaldehyde and triclosan’s in everyday product categories.

Other moves by the company include selling interior and exterior paint with low or no volatile organic compounds (VOC) and removing vinyl flooring products that contain ortho-phthalates. Home Depot also said that its fiberglass insulation products carry a 100% Greenguard Gold certification.

Additionally, cleaning products within Home Depot’s Eco Options program have obtained certifications from independent third-party testers including the EPA’s Safer Choice and Cradle to Cradle.

More information about The Home Depot’s chemical strategy can be found here.

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