Asda lambasted for not taking part in HFC phase-out survey

Asda and an HFC campaign group are at odds over how to make supermarket chillers more climate friendly. Remanufacture rather than replacement may have a role

Refrigerators in ASDA (credit: Alex Segre / Alamy)Campaign group the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has blasted Asda, the UK’s second biggest supermarket chain, for opting out of its latest Chilling Facts survey.1

The survey, the third since 2009, monitors progress on the phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from supermarket refrigerators, with a switch to more climate-friendly gases such as hydrocarbons or carbon dioxide.

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