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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. [1] In 2019, the air-conditioning...

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