China closes ozone depleting chemical plants as part of UN initiative
"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.