California Saying No To CFCs

Environmentalists and governments everywhere agree that something must be done to halt the widespread use of chloro-fluorocarbons (CFCs) and other substances that are destroying the earth's protective ozone layer -- and just about everybody agrees that nobody is doing enough. Last week the Southern California city of Irvine (pop. 110,000) did more than most.

By a vote of 4 to 1, the city council passed an ordinance prohibiting the manufacture, sale and use of virtually all ozone-depleting chemicals. Banned are plastic food packagings made with CFCs, certain types of building insulation and some solvents widely used for cleaning printed circuit boards...

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