Finding Refrigerants Throughout the United States

Since 2012, Tradewater staff have collected and destroyed over 1,000,000 pounds of CFC refrigerants. The vast majority of these refrigerants came from small cylinders and cans that were scattered around the United States. They are remnants from a time when CFCs were commonly used in cars and air conditioners, but are now forgotten in an age of newer refrigerants, left to rust and leak into the atmosphere—destroying our ozone layer and contributing to our climate crisis. Tradewater’s team regularly scours the country looking for these refrigerants, ensuring that they are collected and properly destroyed before they leak. We have collected material from every state except Alaska, and we will not stop until every last one is found.