Press Release

Establishment of a Fluorocarbons Destruction Facility in Indonesia

November 19, 2007

The phase-out of the production and consumption of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) has been successfully implemented globally in accordance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Nevertheless, challenges still remain, including the disposal of unwanted CFCs and other types of ozone depleting substances (ODSs) in developing countries.
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has been working to promote the control of emissions of fluorocarbons (CFCs, HCFCs, and HFCs) at the international level and, as part of international cooperation, has also provided technical assistance and consultations to the Asian region, resulting in the establishment of a fluorocarbons destruction facility in Indonesia.
Following the completion of the fluorocarbons destruction facility in Indonesia, an officer of the MOE made a site visit in November 2007, acknowledging that the facility is capable of accepting fluorocarbons for destruction.
The MOE intends to continue its efforts to make the proper destruction of fluorocarbons more widely available to other developing countries based upon the experience gained from this project, and thereby contribute to ozone layer protection and climate change prevention at a global level.

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