Providing the missing piece in Dominican Republic


Status: Complete
Refrigerant destroyed: 3,393 kg.
Refrigerant gas types: HCFC-22, CFC-12, CFC-115, CFC-113, CFC-114, HCFC-142b
Greenhouse gas emissions avoided: 23,656.86 tCO2e

In 2020, as part of our efforts toward helping the environment, Tradewater International developed a project in Dominican Republic, to find and destroy refrigerant, with the goal of avoiding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Very willing and capable stakeholders in possession of the material faced the absence of local destruction capacity, as well as the funds to cover the significant costs of export and destruction abroad. Tradewater acted as a trustworthy stakeholder to handle the process in an organized and compliant manner that delivered a destruction certificate with a third-party verification process at the end.

Upon a process with SECIMAR as a local waste manager authorized for the handling and export of these refrigerant gases, and in collaboration with other interested parties, Tradewater International was able to export the material to the United States where it was properly destroyed.

Want to Know More?
Providing the Final Piece: Destroying Refrigerant in the Dominican Republic”, Tradewater’s Blog (2021)

On this entry of Tradewater’s blog, which you can read here, María José Gutiérrez Murray, Director of International Programs, tells us about the challenges that make our work so hard, yet so satisfying.