Canada / Regional Reports

RMC Collects 1 Million Kilos of Refrigerant Waste

November 26, 2007
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) announced that it has now collected and safely destroyed over 1 million kilograms of environmentally-damaging refrigerant waste.

Championed by industry, RMC is Canada’s response to the Montreal Protocol and the global challenges of ozone depletion and climate change. An industry-led environmental program, RMC is a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI).

RMC collects ozone-depleting (ODS) refrigerants and arranges for their environmentally safe disposal.

“This waste material - chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) - are the principle contributors to global ozone depletion,” said Warren Heeley, president of HRAI. “We are extremely proud of the initiative and leadership shown by our members. We have led Canada’s implementation of the Montreal Protocol.”

According to the association, RMC has achieved a very significant milestone as the program has successfully collected and destroyed over 1 million kilograms of this damaging material. The refrigerants RMC collects and destroys are also greenhouse gas emitters (GHG) - major contributors to global climate change.

“This industry-led environmental program is one of the most successful of its kind in the world,” noted Heeley.

RMC’s claims are certified by the EcoLogo program, the federal government’s mark of environmental leadership. “The public has grown rightfully wary of environmental claims,” said Scott McDougall of EcoLogo. “Our job is to set criteria for genuine environmental leadership, and to test and verify claims against those standards. We’re extremely pleased to certify the claims and progress of the RMC program to date, and we will go on scrutinizing the RMC program.”

Publication date: 11/26/2007

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: John Missell

John Missell, vice president and COO of Spectrum Design, joins the program to discuss how his company has utilized geothermal technologies, and we examine the future of renewable energy resources. Posted on Aug. 15.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 08-18-14 cover

2014 August 18

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Prohibiting HFCs

EPA is proposing a rule that would prohibit some HFCs in select refrigeration applications. Do you agree with this move?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con