The Federal Government is proposing a ban on small air conditioning units using high Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants.

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is seeking feedback on the ban by 26 July, 2021.

It is being managed by the Ozone and Climate Protection section of the department and comments can be emailed

The proposed ban is on the import and manufacture of small air conditioners with up to a 2.6 kg refrigerant charge using refrigerant with a GWP over 750.

This would lead to an immediate ban on small air conditioners using R410A.

The proposal is part of the government’s efforts to phasedown HFCs which began in 2018.


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