The greenhouse-effect

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).
The above European Regulations require the complete replacement of HCFC with the new R407, R410 refrigerant depending on the appliance. “Protecting the ozone layer as well as the climate change is a global environmental issue whose seriousness has become clear since the late 1970s. The international community has responded to the problem by implementing the Vienna Treaty (1986) and the Montreal Protocol (1987). The Ozone Secretariat has taken on the coordinating and management role in monitoring the implementation of the Protocol. Sources