Montreal Protocol

About the Montreal Protocol

The Montreal Protocol focuses on the protection of the earth’s ozone layer. This treaty has enabled both developed and developing countries to achieve a near total phase-out in the production and use of most ozone depleting substances. Because the majority of ozone depleting substances are also potent global warming gasses, the actions taken under the …[Read more…]

Belgian Recapture Decision

NORDIKO SYSTEM APPROVED FOR RECAPTURE IN BELGIUM On 1 September 2006, the Government of Belgium announced changes to the regulations governing the use of methyl bromide as a fumigant. The recapture of methyl bromide is soon to be made compulsory. On 1 July 2007, Belgian authorities plan to begin enforcing these new regulations. All fumigators …[Read more…]

ISPM 15 Compliant Fumigation Chamber

NORDIKO INSTALLS ISPM 15 COMPLIANT FUMIGATION CHAMBER Nordiko has installed a chamber for timber fumigation at Raymond Terrace (H&D Timber) which incorporates the latest capture and destruction technology for methyl bromide. The operating system meets the requirements of the AWPCS, and is the first of a number of such systems expected to be installed to …[Read more…]

Recapture Ratified

DECISION XVII/11: RECAPTURING/RECYCLING AND DESTRUCTION OF METHYL BROMIDE Welcoming the 2005 progress report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Noting in particular that the report was inconclusive on recommendations on recapturing, recycling and destruction (Section 7.6, p. 147 of the 2005 progress report) but highlighted local environmental and occupational health and safety concerns, Recalling …[Read more…]

Methyl Bromide Recapture

MONTREAL PROTOCOL METHYL BROMIDE RECAPTURE ENCOURAGED United Nations Environment Programme Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 25th Meeting Montreal 27-30 June 2005 Agenda Item 3 (f) Any Other Issues arising Out of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel Reports Draft Decision Submitted by New …[Read more…]

Methyl Bromide Concerns

Nelson, New Zealand Methyl Bromide Concerns: 07.01.05 1.00pm Methyl bromide gas has been used in more than 220 fumigations at Port Nelson in the past 12 months alone, newly- released figures from Nelson Public Health Service. The service also revealed yesterday that it considered prosecuting a fumigation company that no longer operates and issued several …[Read more…]

Man-made vs Natural

ATMOSPHERIC METHYL BROMIDE NATURAL VS MAN-MADE Natural vs Man-Made Methyl Bromide – Global Levels

Toxic Gas Release

AUSTRALIAN COMPANY PREVENTS TOXIC GAS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE – JULY 13th 2004 One of the largest cherry and citrus exporters in the Murrumbidgee has installed ground-breaking Australian technology, to prevent the release of toxic fumigation gases to atmosphere. The company is Cherry King, located at Hanwood near Griffith in south-west N.S.W. Cherry King, like most …[Read more…]