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China closes ozone depleting chemical plants as part of UN initiative

by Pat Coate | July 05, 2007
"With more than 95 per cent of the ozone depleting substances being phased out, the Protocol is among the great success stories of recent years."
- Achim Steiner, UNEP executive director

Chiangshou, Jiangsu, China - China, the world's largest producer of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and halon, has shut down five of its six remaining plants as part of international efforts to phase-out the two ozone depleting chemicals, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said.

Under the Montreal Protocol, ozone-depleting chemicals are being successfully phased out worldwide with assistance from the Montreal Protocol's Multilateral Fund, which has financed activities in 140 developing countries, according to UNEP.

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