Proposed measures to reduce the environmental impact of fluorinated gases

Closes 18 Dec 2022

Opened 8 Nov 2022

Overview

Fluorinated gases (F-gases) contribute significantly to global warming. This is because they are potent greenhouse gases, with global warming potential hundreds or thousands of times greater than carbon dioxide.  

F-gas refrigerants are found in a range of products such as heat pumps, dehumidifiers, vehicles, fridges and freezers.

We are seeking feedback on proposed measures to reduce the environmental impact of fluorinated gases (F-gases). This includes:

  • a regulated product stewardship scheme for refrigerants 
  • prohibiting the import and sale of pre-charged equipment when alternatives are available, which is expected to happen over the next 10 years.  

Read a short summary of the consultation document [PDF, 1.6MB]

Read the consultation document [PDF, 1.2MB]

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