About the product
The first step in controlling the consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS) applicable to developing countries that are party to the Montreal Protocol is fast approaching. On 1 July 1999, the freeze on consumption and production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) goes into effect. This publication helps the hotel and tourism industry to understand the damage being done to the stratospheric ozone layer by ODS. It outlines the steps to be taken by hotel managers to establish their own ODS management programme to properly manage the transition away from these chemicals. It suggests ways on how to reduce or avoid the use of ODS in various applications such as: air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers. It also includes examples of good practices from hotel and tourism facilities around the world, which have successfully adopted alternatives to replace ODS.