Tag: Refrigerant recovery

View from NZ with VASA New Zealand Director Catherine Tocker A robust refrigerant stewardship scheme for New Zealand, backed by government regulations and aided by the establishment of a domestic end-of-life refrigerant destruction facility is edging closer to reality – but addressing the skilled labour shortage remains a key ingredient to meeting environmental goals. Uncertainty Continue reading NZ edges closer to robust, regulated refrigerant stewardship scheme

An indictment on the slow uptake of R1234yf in vehicles exported to Australia is that the same number of cars were found to have a full charge of R12 – banned since the mid-1990s – as were running YF in the latest annual mobile air-conditioning survey report produced by Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA). Produced using Continue reading Slow YF uptake and poor refrigerant recovery rates are cause for concern

In the six years since the first future:gas refrigerant roadshow took place, there have been changes of government on both sides of the Tasman, escalating uptake of electrified vehicles and unprecedented use of the word ‘unprecedented’ caused by a seemingly relentless barrage of plague, fire and flood. While all that has been going on, a Continue reading future:gas is back in 2023!

RRA Gas seeker artwork

Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA) is more than tripling the rebate for recovered ozone-depleting and synthetic greenhouse gas refrigerant, with the launch of its ‘Gas Seeker’ initiative. From January 1 to June 30 2021, the rebate will increase from $3 per kg to $10 per kg when the recovered refrigerant is returned to your local gas supplier (limitations and T&Cs Continue reading Refrigerant Reclaim Australia boosts recovered refrigerant rebate from $3 per kg to $10 per kg

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The podcast How to Save a Planet, which takes a more positive approach to climate change than the usual doom and gloom by covering ways which it can be and is being addressed, has an episode all about refrigerants that includes a method of refrigerant reclamation that seems quite alien to that established in Australia and, to Continue reading A fascinating podcast about refrigerant reclamation in the United States of America

Airgas refrigerant recycling

International study rates Australian stewardship Australia leads the world for refrigerant management but the UK has the highest refrigerant recovery rate, according to a research report published recently by the US Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Billed as the biggest attempt ever to determine the refrigerant ‘lay of the land’ on a global scale, Continue reading Australia leads the world at refrigerant management

Mitsubishi Triton in wrecking yard

A report commissioned by the Department of the Environment into the release of refrigerants from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) in Australia estimates that 166 tonnes of high global warming potential R134a and 21 tonnes of ozone-depleting R12 were emitted in this way during 2013. That is equivalent to 400,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, based on Continue reading End-of-life vehicle refrigerant study out soon

Australians have known it for years, but it has taken San Francisco based environmental consultancy EOS Climate to alert the rest of the world that refrigerant reclamation and recycling is an important strategy for reducing the impact of high global warming potential gases on Earth’s atmosphere. “With relatively small changes in practices and little if Continue reading US report highlights importance of refrigerant recycling

NZ refrigerant recovery flyer

New Zealand branches of Patton and BOC Gas & Gear in Blenheim, Nelson, Greymouth, Timaru, Dunedin and Invercargill are accepting refrigerant recovery cylinders in two-week stints between July and October 2015. All unwanted refrigerants are accepted, with emptied cylinders returned two weeks after drop-off. Certified cylinders are preferred, although cylinders with expired test dates will Continue reading BOC weighs into NZ refrigerant recovery program