April has been called the cruellest month, but here at Air Cycle we like to think of it as the greenest month! Both Arbor Day (last Friday in April) and Earth Day (April 22) occur in April, resulting in a flurry of green activity.
Air Cycle is pleased to announce that the Bulb Eater® lamp crusher has won a 2013 Money-Saving Product award from Buildings Magazine!
Last year, the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) enacted a new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). According to OSHA, the update to the HCS “provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets.” The update brings the HCS from a “right to know” into a “right to understand” paradigm and is estimated to affect 40 million US workers. Continue reading “Free Webinar: New OSHA Hazard Communication Standard”
Congratulations! As of March, 2013 our customers have kept over 3 million acres of water free of mercury through their waste recycling efforts! Continue reading “We’ve Done It! 3 Million Acres of Water Kept Pure”
We are pleased to announce our newest addition to the EasyPak product line: the U-Bend & HID Lamp Recycling Container. This new container, which holds up to 45 U-bend lamps or 60 400W HIDs, was developed in response to requests that we provide a convenient method of recycling bulbs besides tubes and CFLs. Continue reading “Announcing New U-Bend & HID EasyPak Containers”
Air Cycle is proud to introduce new members to our family of innovative money-saving products, Smash-It™ compactors. Powered by a compressed air, the pneumatic cylinders on Smash-It™ compactors provide 3,400 to 6,000 pounds of compacting force. This safe, easy to use compaction method will allow you to achieve compaction ratios of up to 5:1, reducing waste disposal costs by up to 80%! In fact, most Smash-It™ users find that the machines pay for themselves after 3-6 months. Continue reading “Announcing Smash-It™ Pneumatic Compactors”
Clear-Lite Holdings, Inc. has recently released a very interesting product that may solve the broken bulb problems that many homes and businesses run into. Their new ArmorLite CFL has a safety coating that makes accidental breakage much more difficult, lessening the likelihood of mercury exposure if a bulb is broken.
Continue reading “A new CFL reduces mercury hazard”
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. Continue reading “A Hole-in-One With The Bulb Eater”
In April 2009 AirCycle.com ran an article about the use of the Bulb Eater by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In the article we discussed how crushing lamps with the machine was saving the university $20,000 per year as well as valuable time and space. Continue reading “Bulb Eater Lamp Crusher Saves University $20,000”
In July of 2009 the United States Department of Transportation released guidelines for packaging batteries for recycling. The old guidelines stated that all batteries over 1.5 volts had to have their terminals taped or be placed in plastic bag when packaging them for transport to a recycling facility. However, new guidelines from the DOT make things a little easier: Continue reading “New U.S. DOT Battery Recycling and Transport Rules”