Obsolete and inefficient R22 air conditioners being dumped in Africa

USA: A new report claims that obsolete and inefficient room air conditioners, many containing ozone-depleting R22, are being dumped in Africa. 

The report, released in advance of World Refrigeration Day, claims that 35% of room air conditioners sold in Africa do not meet the minimum energy efficiency standards in their countries of origin and almost half contain R22.

Environmentally Harmful Dumping of Inefficient and Obsolete Air Conditioners in Africa, published by the Collaborative Labelling and Appliance Standards Programme (CLASP), an international nonprofit…

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