Prohibition of the use of refrigerant fluid R22
The European Union has put in place a series of monitoring implementing regulations and mechanisms prohibiting the use of virgin hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) from 1.1.2010 and the use of all types of HCFCs from 1.1.2015.
- 1005/2009, which entered into force on 1.1.2010 and replaced the 2037/2000 for substances that destroy the ODS layer (Ozone Depleting Substances).
- 842/2006, which was adopted in the framework of the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol with the aim of minimizing the emissions of these substances into the atmosphere due to their high GWP (Global Warming Potential).
- EU Directorate-General for CLIMATE ACTION for fluorinated gases (ec.europa.eu/clima)