There is no issue more important, or more challenging to facility managers than safety within their operations. Did you know that President Obama signed legislation allowing a 150% increase in maximum penalties associated with regulatory citations? According to Facilities Management Decisions, this could mean that a minor to serious violation could jump from $7,000 to $12,500 in fines, or from $70,000 to $125,000 for repeat of willful violations. Continue reading “OSHA and Your Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Program”
Are you looking for a national recycling program for your business? Consider this the starting point for a recycling program that works. For nearly 20 years, Air Cycle has worked with organizations of all sizes, coast to coast. We’ve refined a special program for multi-location organizations called Total Program Management, or TPM. Continue reading “Watch the Video – Total Program Management from Air Cycle”
Orange County (Florida) Utilities Department recently issued a letter of approval for the EnviroPure systems that was installed at one of Air Cycle’s clients in Orlando, FL. In it, the letter states “that the use of the EnviroPure Food Solid Waste Digester unit (using the Bio-Mix product) has no detrimental impact to the quality of the wastewater discharged to the receiving utility.”
The County was naturally suspicious of the technology claims, as they had previously tested different technology at another Orange County location and ultimately forced that location to use that technology. This time they were not taking chances. The client had to implement a 9 month bi-weekly inspection and analytical testing program as a condition for the unit’s installation and on-going operation. The letter goes on to state the Enviropure system is approved for use at other Orange County and City of Orlando locations without the need for further testing.
EnviroPure’s proprietary BioMix compound played a key role in this decision, helping to accelerate the food waste decomposition process, without coagulation of effluent that can clog sewer lines. This all-natural, non-toxic combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids is 100% environmentally safe, and incredibly effective. In fact, the grey water effluent produced by EnviroPure and its BioMix compound didn’t come close to surpassing today’s latest standards for BODs, FOGs, and TSS.
By working to approve the use of EnviroPure Systems in commercial and institutional kitchens across North America, Air Cycle is helping to put a dent in the 97% of food waste that ends up in a landfill. Together, we can reduce the production of harmful methane gasses and limit emissions caused by transporting food waste.
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Whether you are a small business with a handful of employees or large business with hundreds of employees, or, maybe you’re a school system, operate cruise ships, a medical facility, or a hotel; every step toward protecting our environment counts. Continue reading “Become Our Next Environmental Hero of the Month”
At Fairfax County Schools, environmental sustainability isn’t just something that happens behind the scenes. It’s an important part of their curriculum, a trait parents look for in choosing an educational path for their children, and an important part of facilities management. In speaking with LouEllen Brademan, Coordinator of K-12 Curriculum Development, it’s plain to see why we chose this unique school system as our Air Cycle Hero of the Month. Continue reading “Fairfax County Schools – Our Hero of the Month”
Next time you’re making a trip to the dumpster, ask yourself, could there be a simpler solution for diverting my food waste that also saves valuable time and labor, all while minimizing workplace risk?
What if you could eliminate the need to store food waste between waste pickups, and the mess and odors associated with food storing the waste? Eliminating food waste where it is produced in your facility is a much simpler solution. In fact, what if that same solution could save you money, and help you reduce your impact on the environment? Continue reading “Food Waste Diversion With A Real ROI”
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”