F-GAS, is the European Union's new regulation (EU) 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases. This regulation seeks to minimise the global warming caused by emissions of certain fluorinated gases (HFCs, PFCs and SF6) through:
- Better containment
- Better training and certification
- Prohibitions on certain uses and
- A quota system to phase down the quantity of HFCs (Measured in tonnes of CO2e) placed on the EU market.
REACH, the European Union regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, has one key central aim: to protect human health and the environment from the risks arising from the use of chemicals. It intends to achieve its aim by requiring business to fully ascertain the risks posed by the use of chemicals. For certain dangerous substances this means that a company will need to define in detail exactly how to safely use a chemical.
CLP, is the European Union's Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 for the Classification, Labeling and Packaging of substances and mixtures. CLP adopts the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System on the classification and labeling of chemicals (GHS) across all European Union countries.
European Countries Fluorocarbon Taxation Regulations
A number of European countries have implemented their own HFC taxation systems, these include: