Governments and environmental protection agencies are limiting the production and importing of new HCFC-22. HCFC-22 has been used in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning since the phase out of CFCs in the 80s and 90s due to its much lower ozone depleting nature. However even this lower ozone depleting potential of HCFCs is now considered too high, plus they still have relatively high global warming potential (GWP) and so, as part of the Montreal Agreement, their use is being phased out. At this time there are millions of commercial fridges and freezers, air handling and conditioning units in service running on HCFC-22, so what is going to happen when these need regassing, servicing or repairing? Industry experts are predicting it won't be very long, certainly long before 2020 - when their use is supposed to be phased out completely, before shortages and gaps in supply start to affect end users. In fact the price of HCFC-22 has increased dramatically in the last few months as international limits start to bite. To many the answer is reclamation of R-22 and the use of HFC retrofit alternatives. The industry certainly has the tools in place to recover and reclaim substantially greater amounts than are currently being put through industry reclamation facilities. It is hoped that with the right persuasion and education all users will realise how necessary it is to recover every ounce of HCFC-22 in order to provide the inventory that will be needed in the coming years. However this doesn't help the need to eb HCFC-22 free by 2020, for this significant increases need to be seen in the rate of HFC and other alternative refrigerant, such as CO2, retrofits.