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program performance

While there are varying impacts from the changing regulatory environment increased quantities of recovered refrigerant have been collected, and annual recovery is in the order of 500 tonnes.

Annual collections continue to grow, with more than:

  • 6,500 tonnes now recovered
  • The destruction of more than 10 million tonnes of stratospheric ozone has been prevented
  • The equivalent of more than 10 million tonnes of CO2 has been prevented form emission

The work is far from over as many thousands of tonnes of ODS and high GWP SGG refrigerants contained in systems in Australia.

Annual Volume of Recovered of Refrigerant 2000-2017


Cumulative Refrigerant Recovery in Kilograms 1993-2017


Process Activity for Recovered Refrigerant in Tonnes 1993-2017

The majority of refrigerant collected by RRA has been destroyed. In the early days of the program some product was returned to then manufacturer for use as feedstock, and some was reclaimed to new specification. Reclamation has recommenced in recent years as demand for R22 continues due to a large installed base of equipment.