A new CFL reduces mercury hazard

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.
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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. Continue reading “A Hole-in-One With The Bulb Eater”

Bulb Eater Lamp Crusher Saves University $20,000

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”

New U.S. DOT Battery Recycling and Transport Rules

US Department of Transportation - Air Cycle Corp.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”

An Inside Look at Our Battery Recycling Process

battery recycling - Air Cycle Corp.Ever wondered what the recycling process looks like for batteries disposed of via EasyPak recycling containers? Look no further than this helpful feature that charts out and explains exactly what happens with your batteries once you fill your containers and ship them off. Continue reading “An Inside Look at Our Battery Recycling Process”

The Bulb Eater finds its way to Malaysia

Malaysia - Air CycylI always enjoy hearing stories about all the neat places where the Bulb Eater is used. This week I came across a story of a Bulb Eater being used in Malaysia, a country known for its tall buildings and federal constitutional monarchy, but not usually for its lamp crushing. That might soon change, however, as the Bulb Eater has found its way into the hands of UEM Enviro, an environmental services company based in Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading “The Bulb Eater finds its way to Malaysia”

The Bulb Eater on FacilityManagement.com

FacilityManagement.com recently ran an article entitled “Crushing Fluorescent Bulbs: Saving the Environment While Saving Money” that discusses fluorescent bulbs and the importance of recycling them due to the mercury inside. However, the main thrust of the article (as you may have guessed from the title!) is the fact that crushing lamps is the most cost-efficient and time-saving method of proper disposal. While it was great to see Air Cycle and the Bulb Eater mentioned multiple times in the piece, probably the best thing was having several positive testimonials from Bulb Eater users. Here’s a great quote from the piece: Continue reading “The Bulb Eater on FacilityManagement.com”

Introducing Customizable Tools for Larger Companies and Distributors

Air Cycle is pleased to announce two unique opportunities for companies with multiple locations and potential distributors:

Custom Corporate Recycling - Air Cycle Corp.Custom Corporate Recycling Portal
Perfect for companies with multiple locations, the Custom Corporate Portal will allow users to create, manage, and track their corporate-wide recycling program from a centralized location. Continue reading “Introducing Customizable Tools for Larger Companies and Distributors”

How fluorescent bulbs are made

I recently ran across this really cool video detailing the entire fluorescent bulb manufacturing process. The video shows every step, from the shaping of the glass tubes to the cutting of the wires inside, as well as the insertion of all the needed components. Pretty intricate process for such a simple result! Continue reading “How fluorescent bulbs are made”