A Hastings-based company is spearheading a project to tackle one of the most potent but least known causes of climate change in New Zealand.

The gases PFC and HFC used in refrigerants are 9000 times more potent than carbon dioxide contributing more to climate change than any other gas.

Refrigerants are typically found in fridges, heat pumps, and other heating and cooling products including commercial refrigeration.

Product stewardship specialist 3R Group is leading the project to reduce the impact of the gases perfluorocarbons (PFC) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) on the environment by making sure they are stored and disposed of safely.

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