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  • Recycling greenhouse gases thanks to cryogenics

    A new technology, developed and patented by ABB, enables comprehensive recycling of contaminated sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas by using an energy-efficient cryogenic process.

    • Publication date : 2012/10/01
  • 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
  • Joint Irish fridge and freezer recycling scheme

    Before the implementation, summer 2005, of the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive), Northern Ireland's and Ireland's Environment departments are working together on a scheme to collect, treat and recycle...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/25
  • 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
  • Manual fridge recycling is less environmentally friendly

    Recent research, performed by Öko-Institut shows that manual stripping of fridges releases up to 100 times more emissions than when encapsulated shredders are used. The key element here is the treatment of the insulation foam containing residual...

    • Publication date : 2011/06/20
  • Refrigerant reclaiming and recycling

    Focus on refrigerant reclaiming and recycling in the USA and in Chile.

    • Publication date : 2018/03/28
  • Worldwide refrigerant recycling and recovery

    A recent AHRI report reviews and evaluates refrigerant management and recycling programs in seven primary jurisdictions: Australia, Canada, California, the European Union, Japan, the UK and the United States.

    • Publication date : 2016/06/07
  • 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...

    • Publication date : 2022/02/28
    • Subjects: Environment
  • HFC recycling could prevent emissions of 18bn tons CO2 eq by 2040

    According to an EOS Climate White Paper, only around 10-15% of HFC refrigerants are currently recovered, reclaimed and re-used

    • Publication date : 2015/09/25
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • India: The challenges of life-cycle refrigerant management

    In May 2023, the CEEW published a study examining the current status of refrigerant recovery, recycling, reuse, and destruction in India.

    • Publication date : 2023/08/07
    • Subjects: Environment
  • 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
  • Europe

    As the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recycling Directive is being transposed into national law across Europe, three organisations (European Committee of Household Appliance Manufacturers, European Electronics Recyclers...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Briefs: Fridge Recovery in Australia

    A programme consisting in the free recovery of obsolete refrigerators has been running for some months in and around Sydney. The "beer fridge" is considered as much an Aussie institution as rotary clothes lines and barbecues, and according to the...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Illegal trade in ODS

    Some recent facts show the difficulty to tackle the illegal disposal of CFC appliances and CFCs and HCFCs trading issues: - The German business magazine Capital divulged that CFC-containing refrigeration appliances were discovered in two car...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Africa: First Ozone village in Africa

    The Nigerian government announced in August 2009 that it intends to build a revolutionary ozone village in Ogun State. The project will feature locally manufactured prototype ozone-friendly systems, CFC recovery and recycling, and hydrocarbon...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09