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Household Electric Appliances that Contain HCFC to be Banned (SriLanka)
2017/12/17
Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry will ban importing of household electric appliances that contain Hydrochloro-flurocarbon (HCFC) effective from January 1st, 2018 as the use of HCFC is extremely harmful to the environment and to the ozone layer, a senior official of the Ministry said yesterday.
 
The electric equipments thus banned from next year are: Freezer or Refrigerated trucks or Refrigerated containers, Refrigerators, Freezers, Water coolers, Ice machines, Air conditioning and heat pumping units.
 
Introducing of additional regulations for further strengthening of phasing out of Hydrochloro-flurocarbon (HCFC).
 
The Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, which is the focal point for Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol on protection of ozone layer has been entrusted with responsibility in resolving of environment related problems for granting comfortable and healthy environment for the nation. As a party to the Montreal Protocol since 1989, Sri Lanka worked on gradual phase out of ozone depleting substances (ODSs) within the stipulated time frame and has taken initiative in introducing of ozone friendly alternative substances and technologies, Secretary of the Mahaweli Development and Environment, Anura Dissanayaka said.
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