Prohibition of pre-charged equipment deferred


From November to December 2022, the Ministry for the Environment consulted on proposals to prohibit the import and sale of equipment pre-charged with hydrofluorocarbons.

After assessing the feedback from the consultation and analysing the policy further, the Ministry has decided not to continue to implement the prohibitions at this time.

In a communication from their Hazardous Substances Policy Team today, the Ministry said:

"Based on the information available to us, the suite of prohibitions that could be proposed was limited and when these prohibitions were modelled, the emissions reductions associated with these prohibitions were not significant. We will continue to monitor the refrigerant market and may look to implement prohibitions in the future."


November to Christmas Collection Site Dates

Be sure to get your recovery cylinders in ahead of these final dates so that they are collected and returned before Christmas.


New partnership offers Fonterra farmers cheaper, cleaner refrigeration

Cool Group Limited, Fonterra, Purpose Capital, Cool-Safe and New Zealand Green Investment Finance join forces to present farmers a sustainable and cost-effective option to cool their milk