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Bulb recycling for the lazy

Monday, June 22, 2009

Today I stumbled across a promo for a new show on the Sundance Channel called the Lazy Environmentalist. It’s just what it sounds like: a guy trying to find easy ways to be “green” that don’t take much extra effort.

Haven’t seen the show yet (it premiered on June 15), but the host Josh Dorfman sounds like my kind of guy. He’s not interested in spending tons of time, energy, or money finding ways to keep the environment healthy; he wants to find easy things to do that are actually helpful and that don’t require him to turn into a full time tree-hugger.

Fortunately, this is possible, especially when it comes to recycling fluorescent lamps. Using a program like EasyPak takes no more time than putting bulbs in the trash (just put them in the EasyPak boxes or buckets and call to have FedEx pick them up- it’s that simple!). In the case of the Bulb Eater, it is actually cheaper and easier to crush bulbs than boxing and storing lamps for disposal (see why here)!

So to all my fellow couch-dwelling, late-sleeping, potato-chip munching lethargics, let’s recycle some bulbs! And then back to the TV Land reruns…


Cruise ship bulb recycling

Monday, June 15, 2009

Recently I started looking at some of the different kinds of places that utilize the Bulb Eater for their lamp crushing needs. While I knew that many business, hospital, and school facilities use the Bulb Eater, I was excited to see the machine being put to work out on the open sea on the GTS Celebrity Constellation, a cruise ship that makes port calls at destinations including Boston, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Sweden.

The GTS Celebrity Constellation is pictured above, and to the left is a photo of the Bulb Eater in the ship's waste area.

Great to see the Bulb Eater being used in creative ways in interesting places around the world (or on the sea)! Keep up the good work!

Feel free to submit any stories or photos of how you’ve seen the Bulb Eater used in unique places.

Leave comments below or email me at aaron@aircycle.com.

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