EIA report claims CFC-11 emission from polyurethane foam production in China accelerating ozone depletion

October 31, 2022

In a report published by Environmenal Investogation Agency (EIA), it was claimed that the source of CFC-11 (a potent ozone-depleting substance which had been banned for nearly a decade in the U.S.) was traced back to illegal production and use in the polyurethane foam sector in China, which had gone undetected for years by the Montreal Protocol’s existing monitoring and compliance mechanism. EIA has urged the Montreal Protocol to take immediate action to address these emissions and to include all fluorochemical industrial processes in a comprehensive review of the Protocol’s institutions.

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