Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA) is increasing the rebate for recovered refrigerant rebate to $10 per/kg as part of the Gas Seeker Initiative.
The new rate, which will apply from January 1 to June 30, 2021, is more than triple the current rebate of $3 per kilogram. RRA says that the initiative is intended to give back to the HVAC&R industry.
“We recognise that 2020 has been a challenging year,” says Kylie Farrelley, General Manager of RRA. “We want to do what we can to help, and have been looking at ways that we can support the HVAC&R community.
“The Gas Seeker Initiative will do just that. By increasing the rebate during this period, we will further reward those who recover refrigerant, and hope that individuals and businesses will use this as an opportunity get rid of any stored unwanted refrigerant.
“We’re encouraging everyone to make the most of the Gas Seeker Initiative while you can, as it will only be available for a limited time.”
Recovered refrigerant can be returned to local gas suppliers to collect the $10/kg.
“The Australian HVAC&R community are to be commended for their recovery efforts,” says RRA. “As an industry, we have prevented the emission of between 800,000 and 1 million tonnes of CO2e annually. That’s the equivalent of taking 400,000 vehicles off our roads each year. Together we can still do more.”