While safely crushing and storing spent fluorescent bulbs–and the mercury they contain–can be easy and cost-effective with Air Cycle’s Bulb Eater®, there are a few methods of light bulb crushing that should be avoided… Continue reading “How Not to Crush Spent Light Bulbs…”
A New York law went into effect earlier this month that requires manufacturers to collect and recycle rechargeable batteries and bans disposal of such batteries in landfills. The new regulation was signed into law in December of last year and took effect on December 5 of this year. The law also requires recycling for laptop, camera, and cell phone batteries.
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While many facility managers have already phased out incandescent light bulbs in favor of energy-saving fluorescent lamps, any remaining incandescent bulbs will be allowed to remain in use for now, according to this article from the Chicago Tribune. Facility managers who have yet to make the switch in preparation for the ban will have until September 30, 2012, when the reprieve will end. Continue reading “Congress Delays Incandescent Light Bulb Ban”
Ever wonder what happens to all those spent lamps that are shipped from facilities via a Bulb Eater® drum or EasyPak™ container? I did, and learned that in recycling they undergo quite a process of transformation into raw materials for reuse! Continue reading “How it Works: The Lamp Recycling Process”
Newsweek, in its annual Green Rankings, rated CBRE Group, Inc. the greenest real estate company of 2011, according to an article in RealEstateRama. The Green Rankings list measures the environmental performance–based on environmental impact, management and disclosure–of the 500 largest publicly traded companies based in the U.S. This is the fourth year in a row that CBRE has won the top spot among real estate firms. Continue reading “Newsweek Ranks CBRE 2011 Greenest Real Estate Firm”
In conjunction with the upcoming phase-out of incandescent light bulbs in 2012, the Department of Energy (DOE) has issued revised energy conservation standards for fluorescent lamp ballasts, according to this article from Enviro.BLR.com. Continue reading “New Department of Energy Lamp Ballast Standards”