Reclamation of R-22 Weakens in 2017, Resulting in Refrigerant Concern

Recovery efforts may not be enough to meet future needs

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 9 million pounds of R-22 were reported as being reclaimed in 2016. That is up from 2014 and 2015, during which time a little less than 8 million pounds were reclaimed each year, but still significantly below the more than 10 million pounds of R-22 that were reclaimed in 2008.

While 2016 showed a bump in the amount of R-22 being reclaimed, 2017 showed distinct signs [more]

 

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