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On 5/21/2019, 2:19:49, Mackle said:

 

I'm pretty sure that Halfords sell refill/recharge kits, at least they did before I moved out of the UK and I would of thought that a large chain wouldn't readily sell something that was highly illegal and easy to prosecute/fine them over?

 

Must have been a long time ago. Poland has still not implemented the new EU laws and sells refillable bottles, leading to the current confusion and prosecutions. A good example of taking back control and sovereignty when you never actually lost it in the first place.  

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22 hours ago, GoBike said:

 

Must have been a long time ago. Poland has still not implemented the new EU laws and sells refillable bottles, leading to the current confusion and prosecutions. A good example of taking back control and sovereignty when you never actually lost it in the first place.  

 

Still available on the Halfords website for click 'n' collect:-

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/air-con/ez-chill-auto-air-conditioning-recharge

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On 5/29/2019, 7:35:07, Mackle said:

 

Still available on the Halfords website for click 'n' collect:-

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/air-con/ez-chill-auto-air-conditioning-recharge

 

Thanks for the link. They do say you must return the bottle. 

As of 1st April 2010 Halfords are required to provide a duty of ensuring air conditioning canisters can be recycled and refilled in an environmentally friendly manner. To comply with these regulations a fully refundable deposit of £10 will automatically be added to the retail price of this product. This deposit is refundable from your local store on return of an empty canister and a proof of purchase receipt dated after 1st April 2010.

I guess they then throw it in the bin. The Polish guys selling the gas should learn to add this. They must have good silks is all I can add. The STP site states no F gas training required? 

Under the link  https://www.stp-aircon.eu/stockist-info/

 

Q. Will a garage or technician need a license to by our refillable product?

I guess you only need it if you "buy" the gas? Does not even address the new regulations.

 

Then again the regulations are used to make a massive profit for the manufacturers without really doing anything. 

 

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