Ever increasing amounts of refrigerants are collected annually, with more than:
- More than 4,600 tonnes now recovered and collected
- The depleting of more than 8 million tonnes of stratospheric ozone has been prevented
- The equivalent of more than 10 million tonnes of CO2 has been prevented from emission
The work is not over yet – there are thousands more tonnes to collect across Australia.
National monthly recoveries and trend – kilograms (2002-2012)
National cumulative refrigerant recovery – kilograms (1993-2011)
Process Activity for Recovered Refrigerant – tonnes (1993-2012)
The majority of refrigerant taken back by RRA has been destroyed. In the early days of the program some product was reclaimed to new specification, and some was sent to the manufacturer to use as feedstock.