Refrigeration plays an important role in the supermarket industry, keeping our food fresh and safe.  The consumption of certain types of refrigerants has drawn some environmental concerns from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other environmental groups.  FMI members and other food retailers maintain a productive partnership with the EPA to reduce refrigerant emissions as part of the GreenChill program.

FMI's Hazardous Waste and Refrigerant Management Guide for the Retail Sector

Recent Rulemakings and FMI Comments:

GreenChill Partnership with EPA:
Several FMI members are members of EPA's GreenChill program, which is a partnership with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change.