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Freezponsible pilot project launch

17 Sep 2013

Ameublements Tanguay is the first FreezponsibleTM retailer in Canada.

Québec —Nature-Action Québec (NAQ) and Recyclage ÉcoSolutions (RES), in partnership with Ameublements Tanguay, are proud to launch the pilot project for the Freezponsible program that optimizes handling of end-of-life cooling appliances (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, wine and water coolers, etc.).

The Freezponsible pilot project will assess the best way to process cooling appliances that are no longer used. Another objective is to educate the public about the environmental impacts of these appliances. Freezponsible is the only program to use technology that recycles up to 96% of the appliance components. It is also the only process that traps and destroys 99.99% of the halocarbons contained in the appliances’ refrigeration systems and polyurethane foam insulation. Foam insulation contains up to four times as much gas as the refrigeration system!