Australian Chlorofluorocarbon Management Strategy
About this document
The Australian CFC Management Strategy (ACMS) has been developed to report on Australia's efforts to date in managing CFCs and to provide an ongoing framework for the responsible management and use of CFCs in Australia. Although the majority of new CFC use in Australia has been phased out and/or replaced by less ozone damaging substances, there is still a need for newly produced CFCs in essential pharmaceutical and laboratory uses. The ongoing challenges for Australia are the phase-out of existing systems that use CFCs or the retrofitting of systems to enable them to use non-ozone depleting substances, and the eventual phase-out of CFCs used currently for essential pharmaceutical and laboratory uses, once suitable alternatives are found.