Press Release

March 20, 2006
  • Global Environment

Amount of Fluorocarbons Recovered from Motor Vehicle Air-Conditioners in FY 2004

The Ministry of the Environment published the amount of fluorocarbons recovered from motor vehicle air-conditioners in FY 2004 on March 20, 2006.

In FY 2004* , a total of 577 tons of fluorocarbons was recovered from motor vehicle air-conditioners, of which 433 tons were delivered to automobile manufacturers for destruction under the Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law.

On January 1, 2005, the law's provisions related to motor vehicle air-conditioners were transferred to the Automobile Recycling Law, thus recovery of fluorocarbons from motor vehicle air-conditioners is now implemented under the framework of the Automobile Recycling Law.

*The amounts of fluorocarbons represent those from end-of-life equipment which was disposed of and collected by December 31, 2004.

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