A new voluntary programme to reduce hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs) emissions has been set up in the US by EPA in conjunction with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). This initiative should help to reduce HFC emissions in the manufacturing of 12 million new refrigerator-freezers in the US and over 60 million worldwide thanks to the recommendation of targeted strategies for reducing emissions during all stages of production. HFCs are used as a refrigerant and as a blowing agent for the insulation foam within the cabinet walls of refrigerators and freezers.