An international agreement, known as the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, controls the production and consumption of substances that can cause ozone depletion.
The production and consumption of ozone depleting substances has been reduced more rapidly than that required by the Montreal Protocol. Focused efforts of industry have enabled the progress to date on phasing out ozone depleting substances to surpass national and international efforts.
CFC alternatives - HCFCs and HFCs - provide the opportunity to safely accelerate the phaseout of CFCs without disrupting the societal benefits derived from CFC products.
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