RMC CFC-11 Disposal Process (downloadable pdf)
RMC CFC-11 Disposal Request Form (downloadable pdf form)
RMC General Refrigerant DIsposal Process - Outside Industry (downloadable pdf)
RMC Refrigerant Disposal Request Form (downloadable pdf form)
- Environment and Climate Change Canada Stratospheric Ozone Web Site
This site provides an opportunity for users to learn about the stratospheric ozone layer, ozone depletion, and UV radiation. In this site, it also lists regulations to control the import, manufacture, use, sale, export and certain end-uses of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).
- Montreal Protocol
The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to eliminate and/or drastically reduce over 100 known ozone depleting substances (ODS). The program requires all participating nations to report annual production of the listed chemicals. In addition, the import and export of such materials are also monitored. The Protocol is the first environmental agreement to achieve universal participation by 196 parties. The focus is now switching from the original gases, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), to their replacement gases known as Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). In 2007, governments agreed to accelerate the freeze and phase-out HCFCs, explicitly for their climate change impacts. The focus is now shifting to HFCs. Rapid action to freeze and to cut emissions annually — alongside fostering readily available alternatives — could see HFC emissions fall to under one gigatonne by 2050.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) site provides detailed information on the Montreal Protocol.
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