France: successful initiative to recover fluorinated refrigerants.

An initiative from the French association ACD3R has helped to avoid the emission of 45 million tonnes CO2 between 1993 and 2013.
In France, since 1993, an initiative based on voluntary commitment of companies involved in the refrigerant chain has been implemented in order to recover used fluorinated refrigerants and go beyond existing regulations.

ACD3R, a French association of companies distributing, conditioning, recovering and reclaiming refrigerants, has presented, in July, 2016 during OEWG38 in Vienna, the results of this initiative which has already avoided the emission of 45 million tonnes CO2 eq on the 1993-2013 period.