News & Media

Learn more about our global efforts to reduce potent greenhouse gas emissions through these recent media spotlights. 

Ways to Save the Planet: Fridge Detectives

BBC (2021)

Learn why they call us the “Fridge Detectives,” on this episode of BBC’s podcast, People Fixing the World.

Why Refrigerators Are So Hard To Recycle

Business Insider (2021) 
In this episode of Business Insider’s “World Wide Waste,” we follow Ecologia Total’s Angel Toledo, who, with the support of Tradewater, embarks on the difficult task of managing refrigerant gas from scrapped fridges.
Daily Sabah (2021)
Learn how we seek out refrigerants gases and what we do once we have them.
BBC (2021)
Follow our partner Angel Toledo around Guatemala City as he uncovers hidden refrigerant gases to destroy.
NPR’s Planet Money (2020)
Find out what we do to stop climate bombs from exploding on this episode of the “Planet Money” podcast.
National Geographic (2019)
Explore our first international project from 2017 in Ghana. We collected and destroyed 15,000 kg of CFC-12 through two projects, resulting in the issuance of more than 150,000 tons of carbon offset credits. 
Giving Green, an initiative that studies and recommends various environmentally focused projects, gave Tradewater the stamp of approval by adding us to the list of organizations worthy of support.
Giving Green states, “purchasing Tradewater offsets has a direct link to decreasing the amount of GHGs in the atmosphere.”

Press Releases

Brown University — They partnered with us to achieve their sustainability goals by offsetting and reducing greenhouse gas emissions on their campus. Under the leadership of the director of the Office of Sustainability and Brown’s assistant provost for sustainability, who collectively oversee sustainable campus operations, education and research — developed and published the University’s Sustainability Strategic Plan. The plan included a commitment to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 75% by 2025 and to become net zero by 2040. Purchasing carbon offset credits from projects that permanently destroy overlooked sources of harmful greenhouse gases represents just one step on the path to reaching these targets.
World’s first halon gas destruction and carbon offset project sets stage for significant carbon reductions (2022)
Chicago, IL – Our pilot project in collaboration with Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) and Wesco HMB, demonstrates an economically viable, environmentally responsible end-of-life solution for halon gas, one of the world’s most dangerous greenhouse gasses. The destruction of the world’s remaining halon gas could eliminate over 300 million tons of carbon pollution worldwide, or the equivalent of eliminating the annual greenhouse gas emissions of more than 65 million cars.