EPA Urges Feedback from Retailers on Refrigerant Phaseout

Julius Banks, national recycling and emissions reduction program manager, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, urged food retailers yesterday to provide more input to the EPA on the phaseout of ozone-depleting R-22 HCFC refrigerant from their store refrigeration systems.

DENVER — Julius Banks, national recycling and emissions reduction program manager, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, urged food retailers yesterday to provide more input to the EPA on the phaseout of ozone-depleting R-22 HCFC refrigerant from their store refrigeration systems. “The supermarket industry should be at our door,” said Banks, who spoke at a session at the Food Marketing Institute’s Energy & Technical Services Conference here. “I can’t imagine why we don’t have more

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