Sergie Albino Builds EcoSPEARS To Remove “Forever Chemicals” From The Environment
Bruce Rogers, Senior Contributor
Hundreds of everyday products are made with highly toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, a group of chemicals used to make fluoropolymer coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water.
They are often referred to as “forever chemicals” because they build up in our bodies and never break down in the environment. Very small doses of PFAS have been linked to cancer, reproductive and immune system harm, and other diseases, according to the Center for Disease Control.
Most remediation methods involve dredging contaminated waters or digging fouled landfills and shipping it to special incinerators to be burned. The EPA requires that an incinerator destroy and remove at least 99.99 percent of each harmful chemical in the waste it processes, but this process is expensive and time consuming.
“We refuse to believe that digging and hauling to a landfill to somebody else’s backyard, what we call a very expensive change of zip codes, is the solution. We feel we have a chance of becoming this instrument of change to improve the environment because we utilise innovation to truly solve the issue on site without burning it,” says Sergie “Serg” Albino, founder and CEO of ecoSPEARS.