Reducing the world’s carbon footprint

Together we are able to fight climate change by collecting and destroying the most powerful greenhouse gases in the world.

Our Impact
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5,100,000 tons of CO2e destroyed so far

We find and destroy the most potent greenhouse gases before they are released into the atmosphere. To date, we have eliminated the equivalent of:.

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926,300 powered for a year
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12.8 billion miles driven
500 million gallons of gas used
11.8 million barrels of oil consumed
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Our Approach

We work to collect, control, and destroy gases that, if otherwise released, would increase global warming and accelerate climate change.


Our team works with people and businesses around the globe to collect high impact greenhouse gases like CFC and HCFC refrigerants, and methane.


Once located, the gases are safely and efficiently destroyed, preventing them from being released into the atmosphere.


Our process uses the highest industry standards and is third-party verified.

Our Projects
Finding Refrigerants Throughout the United States Learn More
Hunting for Abandoned CFCs in Latin America Learn More
Eliminating CFC Stockpiles in Ghana Learn More
How It Works - Collection

We collect, control, and destroy some of the most potent greenhouse gases. We focus on old refrigerants that are up to 10,900 times more potent than CO2, including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). Controlling and destroying these gases is an essential element of the global strategy to prevent catastrophic climate change. Learn more about Why This Work Matters Now.

How It Works - Elimination

Once collected, we destroy these powerful greenhouse gases using rotary kiln technology approved under the Montreal Protocol. The technology heats the refrigerants to temperatures between 1,800 and 2,200° F. This process causes the refrigerant molecules to break down, destroying 99.99% of the harmful gases.

How It Works - Verification

Our credits are verified in a two-step process. An independent third-party verification body reviews all the documentation associated with the project to ensure that the gases were collected in compliance with all applicable regulations and that the project is eligible for carbon credits. After approval, the project is submitted to a carbon offset registry. Carbon offset credits are issued once the registry determines that all requirements have been met.

Why It Works - The Impact

Not all offset types are created equal, but after you purchase offsets with Tradewater, you can be confident that you are supporting a high-impact offset program. Using criteria defined by The World Wildlife Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, and other prominent organizations, Tradewater offsets rank among the highest quality of carbon credits on the market. You can learn more in our latest white paper.