EGEE 102
Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection

Protecting the Environment- Ozone Depletion

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Your “Power” in Protecting the Environment from Ozone Depletion

  • Make sure that technicians working on your car air conditioner, home air conditioner, or refrigerator are certified by an EPA-approved program to recover the refrigerant (this is required by law).
  • Have your car and home air conditioner units and refrigerator checked for leaks. When possible, repair leaky air conditioning units before refilling them.
  • Contact local authorities to properly dispose of refrigeration or air conditioning equipment.

International Action in Protecting the Environment from Ozone Depletion

In 1987, the Montreal Protocol, an international environmental agreement, established requirements that began the worldwide phase out of ozone-depleting CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). These requirements were later modified, leading to the phase out in 1996 of CFC production in all developed nations.