EU supermarkets brace for tougher curbs on HFCs

Europe-based supermarkets, logistics and transport companies are having to reduce their use of climate-changing refrigerant gases as countries including Germany and UK ratify a key UN treaty and the EU slashes supply of the compounds next year

Europe-based supermarkets, logistics and transport companies are having to reduce their use of climate-changing refrigerant gases as countries including Germany and UK ratify a key UN treaty and the EU slashes supply of the compounds next year.

The EU from early January will limit sales of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in 2018 to 63% of what they were in 2015, prompting more companies to seek lower carbon alternatives and more efficient technology.

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