First prosecution for venting ozone depleter

The first prosecution under waste legislation for the release of an ozone-depleting chemical into the atmosphere was completed by West Yorkshire Waste Regulation Authority (WYWRA) on 27 September. The conviction is a warning to refrigeration and air conditioning equipment service companies and their customers not to vent chemicals heedlessly into the air. But it also underlines that waste law can now be used to clamp down on releases of any air pollutants which have become

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