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Specialist uses of ODS

Specialist uses of ODS

Some specialist manufacturing activities used to use ozone-depleting substances (ODS). Most uses are now banned or severely restricted

What you must do

The use of ODS is banned in the manufacture of:

  • Metered dose inhalers (MDIs) and electronics
  • Aerosols and One Component Foam (OCF)
  • Insulation foam.

Fumigation

The use of methyl bromide is banned as a plant protection fumigant. It was used mainly for soil sterilisation and to fumigate food storage areas. It has been completely banned in the EU since 2009.

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