The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has released an update on China's illegal CFC-11 emissions crisis.
In the new report published to coincide with the 30th Montreal Protocol meeting in Ecuador, the EIA also called for a global ban on the use of disposable, non-refillable refrigerant cylinders, which are being used widely in the illegal HFC refrigerant trade across Europe.
A significant number of European retail professionals who responded to a survey by Emerson said they were unaware of upcoming regulatory changes related to the phase down of HFCs as refrigerants.
The study showed that the retail industry was lagging behind schedule due to a lack of clarity in regulatory changes and replacement technologies available, with 40 per cent of respondents unaware of the changes and nearly half (44 per cent) either yet to make the shift, or unsure. However, 81 per cent of respondents viewed the shift from HFCs to natural refrigerants as a positive change.