Halocarbon vs GHG

What is a Halocarbon?

A halocarbon is commonly known as a “refrigerant gas.” Typically, halocarbons fall under 3 main family groups:


(ex. R-12)


(ex. R-22)


(ex. R-410a)

These various gases are found in a number of refrigerated household appliances such as: air conditioners, refrigerators, heat pumps, wine cellars, dehumidifiers, water fountains.

The gases are also found in commercial and industrial equipment situated on top of shopping centres, in supermarkets, within ships, below arenas, etc. but in greater volume.

A Halocarbon should not be considered as a pollutant nor a GHG!

Halocarbons should not be defined as pollutants nor greenhouse gases (GHG) as long as they are confined within a tightly sealed refrigeration circuit or in a secure and tightly sealed cylinder, created for this express purpose.

A halocarbon becomes a GHG when released into the air

What is a GHG?

From the moment a halocarbon is released into the air, the gas loses its classification as a refrigerant due to the loss of its molecular stability. It then becomes a greenhouse gas (GHG) and gets placed on a scale, which classifies its global warming potential (GWP).

Working Against Pollution at
Generation HaloCAREbure

The laws concerning halocarbons clearly state that refrigerant gases cannot be released by a direct or indirect means (pollution potential) into the air.
 (Q-2, r.29 CHAPTER I, SECTION II, 5)

We do not support markets that promote pollution potential, which allow large corporations to continue their large-scale polluting capabilities.

We are resolved to not profit from any form of carbon market that permits the release of these gases through INDIRECT pollution potentials — This is certainly the quickest way to an ecological disaster.

At Generation HaloCAREbure we believe that the best way to manage refrigerant gases is to promote the 3R option:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

We work to reclaim as many gases as can be recycled and the rest, those being the most harmful, are sent for ecologically-safe destruction.