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Recycling could significantly cut down emissions from HFC production

A team of researchers estimated that with 30% of recycled refrigerants in the annual output, CO2 emissions from the production of R134a could be reduced by about a quarter. 

According to a technical report on refrigerant market trends, China and the United States are the major producers of R134a HFC. Chinese companies produced 153,000 tons of R134a in 2019 and about 165,000 tons in 2020 while the United States produces roughly 100,000 ton...

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