A Hole-in-One With The Bulb Eater

Bulb Eater - Air Cycle Corp.When people find out I work for Air Cycle they often will mention places that the have seen the Bulb Eater in action. Usually they mention warehouses, schools, or hospitals. So imagine my surprise when I was talking to a friend the other day and he mentioned that he saw the Bulb Eater in, of all places, Golf Digest magazine! While we are used to seeing the Bulb Eater in industry publications like American School and Hospital or Environmental Protection, I can say quite confidently that we’ve never been featured in any kind of sports magazine.

So, what was the article about (here’s a link to the web version)? Although crushing bulbs probably isn’t really helping golfers get out of sand traps, it is helping golf courses and resorts dispose of their fluorescent bulbs is a more cost-effective and sustainable manner. Golf Digest’s story is about Kiawah Island Resort in South Carolina, which received the magazine’s annual Green Star Award for its environmental initiatives. Kiawah describes themselves as an “ecologically sensitive” resort that is committed to leaving as light of a green footprint as possible. In addition to crushing bulbs with the Bulb Eater, the resort recycles many other types of waste (plastic, glass, and even fishing line) and has been certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Sanctuary for wildlife.

Congrats to the Kiawah Island Resort for their Green Star Award! Now if only I could get them to give me a free round…

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