Mysterious source of illegal ozone-killing emissions revealed, say investigators

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the Guardian—On-the-ground investigation finds use of banned CFC-11 is rife in China’s plastic foam industry A mysterious surge in emissions of an illegal ozone-destroying chemical has been tracked down to plastic foam manufacturers in China, according to an on-the-ground investigation published on Monday. The chemical, trichlorofluoromethane or CFC-11, has been banned around the world since 2010 and is a potent destroyer of ozone, which protects life on Earth from UV radiation, and strong greenhouse gas. A...

China blamed for mystery rise in ozone-depleting emissions. An environmental pressure group claimed Monday that Chinese factories are illegally using ozone-depleting CFCs, which have recently seen a spike in emissions that has baffled scientists.