Hudson Participates in the Coolest Recycling Drive of 2024

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 7, 2024 – Hudson Technologies was happy to assist the New Yorkers for Cool Refrigerant Management at their Appliance Recycling Drive in Warwick, NY. The Hudson team spent the day onsite recovering refrigerant from used appliances to help prevent refrigerant pollution and emissions.

Overall the Coolest Recycling Drive collected 149 appliances, including 78 air conditioners, 21 refrigerators, and 37 dehumidifiers.

The refrigerants that are recovered are thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. We conservatively estimate the refrigerants recovered are the equivalent of 400,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, or roughly similar to the emissions of burning 20,400 gallons of gasoline, enough to drive the average car some 460,000 miles or to fuel 43 average cars for a full year. If the appliances we collected had been taken apart for scrap metal or dumped in a landfill before the refrigerants were removed, they would have resulted in a shockingly large environmental effect on everyone.

Hudson and the Coolest Recycling Drive are happy to do their part to ensure future generations inherit a healthy planet!

To read more, about the Coolest Recycling Drive, view here.

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