These include carbon offsets, whether or not the ingredients are compostable, non-toxic, ozone-safe
, recyclable, refillable, and the percentage of recycled content in the product.
The 410a refrigerant is being embraced because it is ozone-safe
technology around the world and continues to adapt as
Despite predictions to the contrary, effective and economical ozone-safe
substitutes for CFCs, which were widely used in refrigeration and as aerosol propellants, have been introduced.
The refrigerants argument has been largely answered by the new generation of ozone-safe
These items are 100 percent ozone-safe
, non-flammable and replaceable or refillable.
Chevron Lubricants' food manufacturing aerosols are ozone-safe
and can be used for multiple applications throughout a plant, not just where food-grade lubricants are required.
The ReAir Refillable Duster & Mini Pump, from Read/Right ($16.99), is a non-flammable, nontoxic, chemical-free and completely ozone-safe
tool ideal for photographers, hobbyists and electronics technicians.
Pointing out that several gases currently being used as ozone-safe
replacements for CFCs - notably hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and perfluorocarbons (PFCs) - contribute to global warming and are therefore targeted for reduction under the Kyoto Protocol, delegates agreed on a process for coordinating the work of the scientific, technology and economic assessment panels on ozone with similar panels and committees linked to the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The guidelines generally address the use of the terms recyclable, degradable, compostable, recycled content, source reduction, refillable and ozone-safe
. But the Green Guidelines are not rules--they are, well, guides.
Peyser of AEC ventures that between 2000 and 2010, new equipment designs will utilize an "ozone-safe
" HFC or some other new type of refrigerant in place of HCFC-22.