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Inefficient R22 air conditioners dumped in Africa
According to a recent report, 35% of room air conditioners (RAC) sold in ten African countries are low efficiency RACs. RACs containing R22 account for 47% of the market, while 49% contain R410A.Setting minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and prohibiting RACs using high-GWP refrigerants could prevent such environmental dumping.
The African air-conditioning market has been steadily growing from 2005 to 2019. In 2018, the market size for room air conditioners (RAC) in Africa was estimated to approximatively 2.8 million units.  In 2019, the air-conditioning...