How are Ozone-Depleting Substances Being Regulated?
Overall, it is prohibited to use ODS under the Ozone Regulation. The restriction impacts the ODS production, import, export, and sale. However, there are a few exceptions. For example, limited use in laboratory settings like toxicology studies is allowed. Furthermore, ozone-depleting substances may be employed as feedstock or processing agents, meaning that the ODS is not in the final product of the manufacturing process. In these cases, registration is still necessary to validate the activities.
Any company in the EU that deals with ODS must submit annual reports to the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Let us meet these five additional substances in the Ozone Regulation. They are halogens like POP (Persistent Organic Pollutants).