It may seem counterintuitive that a so-called “natural” refrigerant can harm the environment, but it’s true. The disposal of so-called “natural” refrigerants creates hazardous waste.

globalFACT’s latest infographic, Do you know where your ammonia refrigerant has been? illustrates the ammonia refrigerant life cycle, from production to disposal.

Take a look at Step 4 in the process below:

 

Disposing of contaminated ammonia requires incineration or an aqueous treatment due to its dangerous chemical properties, which creates hazardous waste.

You can view Do you know where your ammonia refrigerant has been? directly on our website.