China officially launched HCFC phase-out operations
Source: | Author: peak sun | Published: 2011-09-22 | 54 views
China has become the world’s largest producer and consumer of HCFCs. The reporter learned from the Environmental Protection Foreign Cooperation Center on the 15th that China’s HCFC phase-out overall strategy and industry plan were approved, and the project funds approved for a total of 265 million US dollars, which provided strong support for the implementation of the HCFC phase-out in China.
September 16th is the “International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer.” The theme of the United Nations commemoration of the International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer this year: the phase-out of HCFCs is an “excellent opportunity”.
Wen Wurui, director of the Center for Environmental Protection and Foreign Cooperation of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, said that the phase-out of HCFCs will have a positive impact on environmental protection, industrial restructuring, changes in growth patterns, expansion of international markets and improvement of international status. The approval of the overall HCFC phase-out strategy and industry plan marks the official launch of HCFC phase-out in China. All sectors of society should seize this opportunity to achieve leap-forward and sustainable development in all aspects of environmental protection, economy and technology.
Hydrochlorofluorocarbons and perchlorofluorocarbons, halons, carbon tetrachloride, methyl chloroform, etc. are all ozone-depleting substances and have a destructive effect on the ozone layer. In industrial production, they are mainly used for refrigerants and foaming agents. .
As a developing country, China needs to freeze the production and use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons on the first two years of 2009-2010 on January 1, 2013, and reduce it by 10% in the freeze level in 2015. Complete elimination from repair and special use.
In order to complete the HCFC phase-out, China has developed an overall strategy for the phase-out of HCFCs and the preparation of industry plans. On July 29, 2010, at the 64th Multilateral Fund Executive Committee of the Montreal Protocol held in Canada, China submitted the first phase of the HCFC phase-out overall strategy and polyurethane foam, extruded polystyrene foam, The first phase of the HCFC phase-out plan for the five consumer sectors, including room air conditioners, industrial refrigeration and air conditioning, refrigeration maintenance and capacity building, was approved.