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Alternatives to HCFC’s

Alternatives to HCFC’s

Buildings, refrigerators, air conditioners are all part of our everyday lives. What else do they have in common? They use manmade chemicals called hydrochlorofluorocarbons, HCFCs.

Recognizing their detrimental effects on the earth’s ozone layer and on climate change, the United Nation’s Environmental Program had been working on the phase out of HCFCs for many years now, making sure that these substances are replaced by Ozone and environmentally friendly alternatives.

This short documentary seeks out answers on possible alternatives in the foam sector from technical and policy experts closest to the issue, and showcases some inspiring conversion projects.
It also focuses on how, with financial assistance and technology transfer, developing countries are already taking on the challenge, thus paving the way for the adoption of ozone and climate friendly alternatives to HCFCs.

Learn more about the Ozone layer by watching our short documentary “The Antarctic Ozone Hole, from discovery to recovery”.

Production: Check-in Films
Client: UNEP
Directed by: Thibault Dufour & Sophie Loran
Graphics and animation: Marc Héricher
© Check-in Films / August 2012

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