Rural Municipality of Elton, City of Brandon, Bristal Hauling and Mother Earth Recycling got their FreezPonsible certification for recycling optimally refrigeration and cooling appliances. Gases contained in cooling appliances are known GHG that substantially increase global warming. In addition, CFC and HCFCs (Freon) are depleting the ozone layer. Just on improperly recycled refrigerator generates as much pollution as a car driven 17,000 km in one year! The company PureSphera, located in Winnipeg, has developed unique solutions to solve this problem. When they reach the end of their useful life cycle, these cooling appliances become waste material. Most of the time, […]
May 25, 2018 Only a week ago, a report was issued that a banned chemical, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC-11), that destroys the ozone layer was being released from somewhere in Asia. Now, an international team of researchers claims to have discovered the source of the CFC-11 emissions. The results have been published in Environmental Science & Technology. The substance in question is a chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) called CFC-11, and it was once used in refrigerators. But in 2006, the production of CFC-11 was banned under the Montreal Protocol, which regulates chemicals that damage the ozone layer. However, on May 16th, Stephen Montzka of the U.S. National […]
Rural Municipality of Victoria and Rural Municipality of Rockwood are joining the FreezponsibleTM recovery program to ensure that end-of-life refrigeration and cooling appliances collected in their jurisdiction will receive the best possible treatment for the environment. The program FreezPonsible proudly recognizes the participation of these organizations in the reduction of halocarbons (CFC, FREON, HFC) and greenhouse gas emissions. PureSphera will eliminate the halocarbons and will also recycle 96% of the materials from these cooling appliances: steel, aluminum, copper, plastic, oil and mercury. Halocarbons contribute to the main environmental problems: climate change and depletion of the ozone layer.