ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

As awareness of our environment grows, many people have questions about the products and packages they buy, including aerosol products.  To help the environment for ourselves and our children, we need to know the facts, so we can be informed responsible citizens, educators and consumers. 

Aerosol Products do not contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) although a recent survey showed that 7 out of 10 thought the chemicals were still used in the products. Aerosol manufacturers began to discontinue the use of CFCs when scientists discovered a possible link between the chemicals and the upper ozone. The U.S. banned the use of CFCs in 1978. 

Today's aerosol products do not harm the upper ozone and is environmentally friendly in many other ways.  Aerosol cans are made of 25% recycled material and empty cans are recyclable.  The following fact sheets provide additional information about aerosols and the environment: