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  • Management and destruction of ozone depleting substances

    A recent GIZ study analyses the management and destruction of ozone depleting substances (ODS) – primarily used as refrigerants – particularly in developing countries.

    • Publication date : 2016/05/02
    • Subjects: Environment, General information
  • Honeywell CFC destruction plan

    Honeywell has begun destroying its inventories of CFCs and CFC blends: the company says it has already destroyed over 12 000 kg of R11.

    • Publication date : 2012/06/21
  • Europe: focus on the consumption, exports, production and destruction of ozone depleting substances.

    The European Environment Agency published in September 2017 a report aggregating data submitted by companies using ozone depleting substances.

    • Publication date : 2017/10/18
    • Subjects: Regulation, Figures, economy
  • Imminent revised Japanese F-gas legislation

    During ATMOsphere Asia 2014, M. Kumakura, from the Japanese Ministry of Environment (MOE), presented progress made on the revision of the Act on Ensuring the Implementation of Recovery and Destruction of Fluorocarbons concerning Designated...

    • Publication date : 2014/06/22
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • Japan: revised F-gas legislation to encourage rationalised use and proper management of fluorocarbons

    The Japanese Cabinet recently approved the “Bill for the Act for Partial Revision of the Act on Ensuring the Implementation of Recovery and Destruction of Fluorocarbons concerning Designated Products.”

    • Publication date : 2013/08/29
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • The life cycle of fluorocarbons: case studies

    The Climate and Clean Air Coalition has published a guide for policymakers in which  good practices regarding the life cycle of fluorocarbons are discussed. Concrete examples of refrigerant recycling in...

    • Publication date : 2022/07/08
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • European Commission

    The European Commission presented on August 1, 2008, a proposal to amend current Regulation 2037/2000 on ozone depleting substances (ODS) highlighting the interplay between both the ozone depleting and global warming effect from such substances...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Cuban plant to destroy substances depleting the ozone layer

    Cuba will be the first country in Latin America to open a plant meant to destroy CFCs.

    • Publication date : 2014/12/03
  • Briefs: New recycling scheme for air-conditioning equipment

    The WEE European directive, due to come into force within 2-3 years is already triggering responses from manufacturers. In this sense, Daikin is even going beyond the requirements of the directive for recycling electrical and electronic goods and...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • French food banks lack cold storage.

    Cold storage capacities have not kept up with the trend.

    • Publication date : 2015/01/22
  • Briefs: Australia’s White Paper

    In its White Paper "Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS): Australia's Low Pollution Future" - an amended version of the Green Paper issued in July 2008 - unveiled in December 2008, the Australian government gave details concerning its future...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • France

    A French decree issued on May 7, 2007 regulates the marketing, use, recovery and destruction conditions of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) in refrigeration or air-conditioning units. The...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Briefs: Record-breaking CDM deals in Asia

    The Clean Development Mechanism, established under the Kyoto Protocol, is a project and market-based mechanism that allows industrialized countries to invest in greenhouse-gas-mitigating activities in developing countries and earn certified...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Fridge recycling scheme in the favelas

    In 2000, the Brazilian government passed a law requiring that electricity providers invest 0.5% of their turnover in projects promoting energy efficiency, especially among the disadvantaged. Among these, a refrigerator exchange project in the...

    • Publication date : 2011/06/20
  • Biological effects of low temperature

    In the past couple of decades, the use of cryosurgery for the treatment of tumours, i.e. destroying abnormal lesions while protecting surrounding tissues, has spread. The biological effects of cryosurgery can be divided into 2 types: early/direct...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14