Leveraging CSR To Reduce CFC

The banned refrigerant CFC-12 is a heavy hitter in climate destruction. Existing “banks” still litter the world and disposing of just the known canisters could equate to a savings of 17 years of US CO2 emissions.

CFCs can be disposed of in a special kiln, but collecting and transporting existing cylinders requires significant funding.

One solution: the voluntary carbon market. Chicago-based Tradewater, for example, sells carbon offset credits to companies to develop projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A recent Tradewater pilot project funded by software company Intuit collected 771 cylinders from Ghana, preventing over 136,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

National Geographic

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