A Crime Against Nature

The Worldwide Illegal Trade in Ozone-Depleting Substances

Investigations by EIA prove that the integrity, effectiveness and successes of the Montreal Protocol are seriously imperiled by the large scale illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS). The findings of these investigations show that without new and additional actions to combat this illegal trade the on-going depletion of the world’s ozone layer will persist as a damning legacy of the 20th century.

EIA has uncovered a growing illegal market for CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) and halons from developing countries – in particular China – to developed countries, including the USA, UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

New scientific data on the impact of ODS on the ozone layer clearly defines the compelling need for action.

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