Economic growth in India has been skyrocketing year over year, but with that comes increased consumption rates and, of course, waste generation. Today, there are more opportunities than ever for material recovery, converting waste into energy, and sanitation throughout the nation. Environmental sanitation and waste management are major public health issues in India, and new ideas and concepts for Solid Waste Management are necessary. Continue reading “Air Cycle Brings Sustainable Solutions to Waste & Sanitech India”
Attention current Bulb Eater® owners: thank you for being such a loyal customer! We celebrate you for being a member of the original lamp crushing team, on the forefront of safe and efficient “bulb eating.” But today, we say why not treat yourself? You deserve an upgrade. Continue reading “Make The Switch to the Bulb Eater® 3 for Increased Efficiency and Safety”
A great deal can happen in eight years. When you remember Obama’s presidency, what stands out to you? Fluorescent lamps probably aren’t at the top of your mind, but with President Obama’s Climate Action Plan now in full effect, we’ll see how politics can influence facility management. Continue reading “Taking the Climate Action Plan to the Next Step in Your Facility”
When it comes to food waste, the pressure to remove this waste from landfills is increasing. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that organic waste today represents 30-35% of the existing landfill waste volume. Developing a food waste diversion strategy that works for you, that also reduces your carbon footprint, and benefits your bottom line is an easy comparison when you consider treating that waste on-site using EnviroPure food waste treatment technology.
At Air Cycle, we appreciate organizations who promote sustainable tourism practices. We want to recognize them for the good they’re doing and help spread the word, so others may benefit from using their products and services.
As summer vacations come into full swing and tourism season peaks, we’d like to recognize Green Key Global, a unique company that makes choosing environmentally friendly travel lodging easy. Continue reading “Green Key Global Makes Sustainable Tourism Simple”
For corporations with multiple locations, creating a corporate recycling program that can track and manage successful sustainability can be a challenge. With Total Program Management, we’ve made it easy to create, manage, and track your corporate-wide recycling program from a centralized location. Need reports by location? State? Region? Corporate? No problem! Continue reading “Develop Your Corporate Recycling Program in 7 Easy Steps”
Is your facility a maze of boxes filled with spent lamps? For large facilities, compliance with state and federal recycling regulations means labeling each container, keeping them closed, and palletizing boxes when full and ready to be picked up. Do you have more lamps than you have room to store them? A drum top fluorescent lamp crusher and our nationwide waste pickup services can save you significant time, space, and money.
Bulb Eater 3
The Bulb Eater 3 is a drum top fluorescent lamp crusher with the power to crush spent bulbs of any length into 100% recyclable material while capturing over 99.99% of the vapors released. Benefits to this revolutionary bulb crusher include: Continue reading “How Do Lamp Crushing and Bulk Recycling Work Together?”
Wrap your head around this – nearly one third of all municipal landfill content is organic food waste. The need for a sustainable food waste treatment solution that can be scaled to meet the everyday needs that food waste generators face has never been greater. How do your options stack up? Continue reading “Comparing Your Food Waste Treatment Options”
Tackling the complex problem of universal waste recycling for large organizations can be a daunting task, even with staff specifically trained to deal with such issues. Service organizations such as hotels, colleges, and hospitals don’t generate hazardous materials as a normal course and all too often, these businesses may not be aware of state, local, and federal environmental regulations as traditional manufacturers.
Common workplace waste, such as spent batteries, fluorescent bulbs, ballasts and electronics are regulated in each state and are generated in such volumes that they cannot be landfilled legally. One fine can easily erode the savings incurred through illegally landfilling regulated waste. Continue reading “Simple Solutions to Complex Recycling Regulations”
The Recycling Challenge
The challenges experienced with all K-12 School Districts of any size, like the Peoria Unified School District of Arizona, are managing and the disposal of fluorescent lamp waste. The Peoria School District has over forty campuses and several support facilities that require time, storage space, and associated costs with the proper collection and disposal of intact lamps. Lamps contain mercury and in most cases are considered hazardous. The Environmental Protection Agency regulates the management of spent lamps. The Peoria Unified School District reached out to Air Cycle Corporation for answers to the challenges presented to them.
“The problems we were encountering at our school district, was the burden with the amount of used fluorescent lamps being stored. We did not have an in house program for the disposal of fluorescent lamps and the expense of packaging the used lamps to send out for proper disposal was excessive.”