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Inside ARC: A look at licensing and environmental Initiatives

With Australian Refrigeration Council CEO Glenn Evans

As a member of VASA, you no doubt know about the ARCtick licensing scheme for Australia’s climate control industry – you most likely hold an ARCtick refrigerant handling licence (RHL) or refrigerant trading authorisation (RTA).

The automotive sector has more than 32,000 RHLs and well over 10,000 RTAs – that’s almost a third of all RHLs and more than half of all RTAs.

We are achieving real-world results – the ozone layer is on its way to returning to 1980 values

Glenn Evans
NASA image of the Antarctic ozone hole in October 2015
NASA image of the Antarctic ozone hole in October 2015

ARC is here to help you to protect the environment and grow a successful business, which means we are all part of a worldwide effort to combat global warming. What you might not know is the ‘why’ of the ARCtick scheme.

We need to go back to the 1980s when the world realised there was a hole in the ozone layer, our planet’s natural sunscreen. The Montreal Protocol came into effect in 1989 to protect the ozone layer, and Australia was one of the first countries to adopt it.

The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 underpins our ARCtick licensing, so every licence holder is directly supporting the Montreal Protocol. 

Everyone in our industry can take credit for protecting the environment through our day-to-day work.

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