Get the latest from the Cool-Safe team and keep up to date with our mission to reduce the harm from synthetic refrigerants.


Prohibition of pre-charged equipment deferred

Following consultation feedback, the Ministry for the Environment is deferring its proposal to prohibit the import and sale of equipment pre-charged with hydrofluorocarbons.


It's a record!

This August has seen over $100,000 worth of bounty purchase orders given back to businesses for their recovered refrigerant - that's a record month since our Bounty Buy-Back Programmes launched in October last year!


EECA GIDI funding webinar

On Tuesday 26 September EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) is hosting an applicant briefing webinar to talk about how GIDI: Commercial Buildings works, and provide more information on criteria.


First recruitment development working group meets

The first 'virtual meeting' of the industry working group helping to develop a new recruitment approach and campaign met recently - and there were lots of great ideas for how we can attract more refrigerant superstars into this awesome industry!


New approved fillers training dates

Find out about the additional fillers training available between now and the end of the year.


Safety and environmental concerns prompt independent review of refrigerants training

The review will identify where Cool-Safe will invest $500,000 per annum to build capacity and capability within the New Zealand HVACR sector. A programme of work funded by the first round of allocation will begin before the end of the year.


September to November collection site dates

Get your refrigerant recovered wherever you are! Find out the Collection Site dates from September to November.


Tauranga - it was great to see you!

Thanks to all of you who joined us at our Tauranga Regional Roadshow!


Cool-Safe Annual Survey 2023

Have your say in the first annual Cool-Safe survey! Your feedback is important, and will help us improve and tailor the services we provide to the refrigerants industry and consumers of refrigerants here in Aotearoa New Zealand. 


NZ ETS market governance framework

The Government has agreed to a staged approach to the development of a market governance framework for the NZ ETS, following consultation in late 2022.  

Our impact

Results and performance

As Cool-Safe, we're aiming high with our numbers. Right up into the atmosphere. We'll keep you informed with the analysis as we progress. In the meantime, we've got stats on how much synthetic refrigerant we collected and destroyed as the Recovery Trust.