New Bulb Eater video!

You’ve probably already noticed the cool new look of AirCycle.com, but did you know that there is also a brand new Bulb Eater video? It gives a good overview of the features of the machine as well as the benefits of putting it to use in your facility. Additionally, you can also see some great shots of the machine in use. Continue reading “New Bulb Eater video!”

Greening Your Battery Usage

Battery Recycling - Air Cycle Corp.The nice folks over at Earth911.com have published a list of helpful tips for using batteries in a more environmentally friendly way. While the best green tip for batteries is to recycle them (tip #2), there certainly are some other practices that can help you prolong battery life and limit their harmful effects. Continue reading “Greening Your Battery Usage”

Recycle bulbs with Air Cycle and become famous…

newsweek - Air Cycle Corp.…ok maybe not. But it does happen for some clients of ours. In the “Greenest Big Companies in America” cover story of the September 28 edition of Newsweek magazine, several of Air Cycle’s clients made the list. Here’s a little info on two of them: Continue reading “Recycle bulbs with Air Cycle and become famous…”

Alarming fluorescent bulb recycling stats, hopeful solutions

fluorescent tubes recycling - Air CycleThis article on mercury in fluorescent bulbs from Eco-Structure.com recently drew my interest. In the piece, writer Laurie Grant lays out some staggering statistics:

“Despite the recent growth of lamp recycling, 71 percent of mercury-containing lamps used by businesses and 98 percent used in homes still are not being recycled…Each year, the lighting industry uses approximately 9 tons (8.2 metric tons) of mercury in manufacturing energy-efficient lamps. Of the 514 million lamps per year that enter the solid waste stream, about 142 million come from private homes and 372 million come from businesses, the government, and institutions.” Continue reading “Alarming fluorescent bulb recycling stats, hopeful solutions”

DOT battery recycling update

battery recycling - Air CycleThe U.S. DOT has released some new rules for packaging batteries for recycling that amend their previous regulations that mandated the taping or bagging of all batteries. The nice thing is that these new updated rules should be a relief for people that recycle their batteries. You can read the full update and see here or contact us if you need clarification, but here’s the basics of what you need to know: Continue reading “DOT battery recycling update”

Teavana partners with Air Cycle to recycle bulbs

teavana logo - Air CycleHere’s a little news for any tea connoisseurs out there (or bulb recycling connoisseurs, but I suspect their numbers are much smaller): national tea retailer Teavana recently started using EasyPak at all 100 of its stores. You can read more about Teavana’s fluorescent bulb recycling with EasyPak here. Continue reading “Teavana partners with Air Cycle to recycle bulbs”