Where in the World is Bulb Eater®?

Where is the Bulb Eater - Air Cycle Corp.While the Bulb Eater® fluorescent lamp crusher may not enjoy the infamy of international educational thief Carmen Sandiego, it is still very interesting to find out where in the world it is! The Bulb Eater holds global appeal for the labor, space, and time-saving benefits it delivers in the process of recycling spent fluorescent lamps, and is used in over 65 countries worldwide! Continue reading “Where in the World is Bulb Eater®?”

Energy Efficiency: How Does Your Facility Stack Up?

Energy Efficient Bulbs - Air Cycle Corp.Today, energy efficiency is both a popular and important topic in facility management. Growing awareness and concern about the environmental impact of commercial facilities coupled with the potential for cost-savings from energy efficiency in an era of tight facility budgets have combined to make the pursuit of energy efficiency a primary goal for many FMs. Continue reading “Energy Efficiency: How Does Your Facility Stack Up?”

The Bulb Eater®…Our Planet’s Eco-Superhero

Move over Captain Planet, there’s a new eco-superhero in town…the Bulb Eater®! And while he may not have pollution down to zero quite yet, the Bulb Eater® is leading the charge to keep hazardous mercury from spent fluorescent lamps at commercial facilities out of the environment through recycling. Continue reading “The Bulb Eater®…Our Planet’s Eco-Superhero”

We Know All About Recycling Lamps, But How Are They Made?

At Air Cycle, we talk a lot about end-of-life for fluorescent lamps, and how important it is to properly manage and dispose of spent lamps by recycling them. But ever wonder how lamps are made?

The fascinating process of tube fluorescent lamp manufacturing–which involves liquid glass, diamond-tipped cutters, and 1300 degree heat–is documented in this video from National Geographic. The video also explains how fluorescent lamps work.

Learn how lamps are recycled »

Air Cycle Corporate Accounts Moves to “Green”-er Pastures

Ken and Brian - Air Cycle Corp.Air Cycle provides comprehensive corporate recycling programs for the likes of Marriott Hotels, Whole Foods, and CBRE. These programs are managed by our Corporate Accounts team, consisting of Ken Campbell and Brian Hughes. Continue reading “Air Cycle Corporate Accounts Moves to “Green”-er Pastures”

Electronics Recycling to Skyrocket, According to Forecast

Electronics Recycling - Air Cycle Corp.A recent report from Pike Research, a leading cleantech research firm, indicates that the recycling and reuse of electronics is set to dramatically increase through 2025. While most scrap electronics today are buried, incinerated, or dumped, by 2025 the rate of electronics recycling will more than double to 54%, according to the report. Continue reading “Electronics Recycling to Skyrocket, According to Forecast”