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Japan Destroyed 3.6 Million KG Fluorocarbons from Commercial Refrigerators and AC
Jul 23, 2014
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In Japan, 4,470 tons of fluorocarbons were destroyed in fiscal year 2013, according to Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of the Environment (MOE). That amount is up 0.7% from fiscal year 2012.

Japan's fluorocarbon destruction operators are required to report, each fiscal year, the amount of fluorocarbons they destroy. METI and MOE jointly compiled these results and released 2013 results in July 2014.

Total fluorocarbons destroyed in FY 2013 included:
• 181 tons of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
• 2,349 tons of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)
• 1,940 tons of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

Class 1 fluorocarbons, from commercial refrigerators, and air-conditioners:
• CFC: 165,193 kg recovered in FY 2013
• HCFC: 2,362,837 kg
• HFC: 1,153,043 kg
• Total: 3,681,073 kg

Class 2 fluorocarbons, from vehicle air-conditioners:
• CFC: 16,053 kg recovered in FY 2013
• HCFC: none
• HFC: 786,513 kg
• Total: 802,566 kg

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