Pershore-based distributor, Sprint Group, is continuing to put its eco-friendly initiative into action.
The firm now manages to recycle 90% of all of its waste, as well as assisting its operator clients to do as much as they can.
Business development manager Dellam Murray explained: “With the help of many suppliers and clients, Sprint have not just ‘cleaned up our act’, we have recycled others’ waste alongside ours, helping everyone become as environmentally-friendly as they can be, with next to no hassle.”
The firm is now turning its attention towards the next phase down of F-gas regulations, which comes into effect in 2020. The legislation aims to reduce global warming emissions caused by HFC refrigerants by 79% by 2030, by encouraging manufacturers, service companies and operators to adopt a different approach to how they operate.
To achieve this, the next big changes may impact other operators in areas such as the service and maintenance of existing refrigeration equipment and the availability of like-for-like replacements.
Businesses that own or operate integral freezer cabinets, large coolers, larger multi-decks, cold rooms or remote systems that are more than a couple of years old, may have equipment operating on F-gas (R404A), one of the high GWP refrigerant gases which will be banned from sale in new equipment from January.
Murray detailed: “Sprint are here to help our existing clients make the change as pain-free as possible, and we welcome those who are changing to chat with us, so we can talk about the provision of alternatives and advise what is best for them.”
There is an alternative already available today, hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants are natural, non-toxic gases that have no ozone-depleting properties and low global warming potential.
For this reason, they have been selected as the environmentally-friendly choice of refrigerant for all of Sprint Group’s new commercial refrigeration installations, after being used for many years in domestic refrigeration. However, HCs are flammable and so must be handled with care.