Gabriel Plotkin is the COO and co-founder of Tradewater, an organization that collects and destroys refrigerant gases before they can contribute to climate change. Tradewater is now partnering with Requis to offer independently verified carbon credits on the Requis platform.
Older refrigerants like CFCs and HCFCs are some of the most powerful greenhouse gases in existence, and can be up to 10,900 times more potent than carbon dioxide. While international production of these refrigerants is now banned by the Montreal Protocol, no plan was put in place to deal with the stockpiles already in use or in storage around the world. As the receptacles for these refrigerants age and decay, powerful greenhouse gases can leak into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change.
On episode 35 of Supply Chain Next, Gabriel Plotkin talks with host Richard Donaldson about how Tradewater’s work helps fight climate change and the importance of the carbon offset credits market.
Listen to the podcast below or watch the video version on YouTube.