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Case Studies on Alternatives to Methyl Bromide

Technologies with Low Environmental Impact

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: December 2000
  • Page count: 80
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 01.III.D.7

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Achieving the methyl bromide phase out is one of the last remaining challenges for ozone-layer protection. Since 1997, the search for alternative techniques has been on-going. This publication documents 18 worldwide case studies that illustrate non-chemical alternative techniques successfully used for major crops/commodities. Each case study presents information on the alternative technique; comparison of yields and performance; comparison of costs; acceptability to regulators and consumers; and applicability to other regions and uses. The case studies show that non-chemical alternatives are cost effective and safer for workers, local communities and the environment.