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Recover, Reclaim, Reuse – The Coolest Way to Manage Refrigerants

Washington state leads the way by proposing a bounty on super-polluting HFC refrigerant gases

HB 2401 - a first-in-the-nation bill on recovery, reclamation and reuse of refrigerants - represents a promising approach for taking action on super-polluting HFCs that should be a model for states looking to bolster future refrigerant gas supplies and protect the climate.

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ALDI becomes first U.S. food retailer to commit to natural refrigerants across all stores

ALDI’s industry-leading climate commitment to phase-out super pollutant refrigerants

Major U.S. supermarket chain ALDI has committed to transition to natural refrigerants across all of its 2300+ U.S. stores before the end of 2035. ALDI has led action to tackle climate-polluting refrigerants for years, and its recent announcement raises the bar to a new level for U.S. food retailers. 

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Dangerous Climate Pollutant Leaks Uncovered in NYC Supermarket Chain

New York City, NY – A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in partnership with the climate group 350NYC.org uncovers what appear to be significant emissions of super-pollutant greenhouse gases from the local NYC supermarket chain Gristedes. Invisible leaks of refrigerants from supermarket cooling systems are a major source of climate pollution. According […]

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A New Plan to Keep the Lid on 90 Billion Tons of Fluorocarbons

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), and the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) launched a joint report today laying out a path to capture planet-warming fluorocarbon gases from inside old air conditioners and refrigerators, an effort that in the U.S. could stave off as much climate pollution as […]

LRM: The 90 Billion Ton Opportunity

The 90 Billion Ton Opportunity: Lifecycle Refrigerant Management lays out tangible interventions for federal and state policymakers, major corporations, and equipment owners and operators to minimize refrigerant leaks and maximize end-of-life recovery and reclamation. Embracing Lifecycle Refrigerant Management globally can prevent fluorocarbon emissions equal to 90 billion metric tons of CO2 this century—nearly three full years […]