PFCs are used in many industrial processes and consumer products, and are well known for their use by the outdoor apparel industry in waterproof and water-repellent finishes.

Together with Greenpeace, hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts from around the world have asked their favourite outdoor brands to stop using hazardous PFCs in outdoor gear. The outdoor sector has started responding to this growing consumer demand; since 2012, when the Greenpeace campaign first addressed the outdoor sector, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of PFC-free alternative technologies and products on the market, and in the number of outdoor brands which have set PFC elimination timelines, as documented in the following overview.

This report was produced by Greenpeace Switzerland and is available in English below.

PFC Revolution in Outdoor Sector [PDF]