The deadline for the controlling of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), as agreed by the Montreal Protocol, is approaching.
It is important that the hotel and tourism industry understand the implications of the Protocol deadlines and take action to manage a smooth transition away from ODS and avoid situations that may adversely affect their operations.
This guide aims to help the hotel and tourism industry understand the damage being done to the stratospheric ozone layer by ODS, and outlines the steps to be taken by hotel managers to establish their own ODS management programme to manage the transition away from these chemicals.
Hotels and the tourism industry in general use CFCs, halons and other ODS in various applications, such as air conditioning, refrigeration, aerosol sprays, cleaning products, fire protection equipment and so on.
Details are given on how businesses have successfully adopted alternatives and chemicals to replace ODS.
The information provided is also applicable to shopping centres, visitor centres, office buildings and sports arenas.