Often, the best source of insight into a topic comes from those who experience it firsthand, and the same is true about facility recycling. But without firsthand experience, the next best way to learn is probably from someone who has it. Continue reading “Recycling Roundtable: Three FMs Weigh In”
While the Bulb Eater® fluorescent lamp crusher may not enjoy the infamy of international educational thief Carmen Sandiego, it is still very interesting to find out where in the world it is! The Bulb Eater holds global appeal for the labor, space, and time-saving benefits it delivers in the process of recycling spent fluorescent lamps, and is used in over 65 countries worldwide! Continue reading “Where in the World is Bulb Eater®?”
Today, energy efficiency is both a popular and important topic in facility management. Growing awareness and concern about the environmental impact of commercial facilities coupled with the potential for cost-savings from energy efficiency in an era of tight facility budgets have combined to make the pursuit of energy efficiency a primary goal for many FMs. Continue reading “Energy Efficiency: How Does Your Facility Stack Up?”
Move over Captain Planet, there’s a new eco-superhero in town…the Bulb Eater®! And while he may not have pollution down to zero quite yet, the Bulb Eater® is leading the charge to keep hazardous mercury from spent fluorescent lamps at commercial facilities out of the environment through recycling. Continue reading “The Bulb Eater®…Our Planet’s Eco-Superhero”
At Air Cycle, we talk a lot about end-of-life for fluorescent lamps, and how important it is to properly manage and dispose of spent lamps by recycling them. But ever wonder how lamps are made?
The fascinating process of tube fluorescent lamp manufacturing–which involves liquid glass, diamond-tipped cutters, and 1300 degree heat–is documented in this video from National Geographic. The video also explains how fluorescent lamps work.
Air Cycle provides comprehensive corporate recycling programs for the likes of Marriott Hotels, Whole Foods, and CBRE. These programs are managed by our Corporate Accounts team, consisting of Ken Campbell and Brian Hughes. Continue reading “Air Cycle Corporate Accounts Moves to “Green”-er Pastures”
This week, Air Cycle is proud to welcome its newest member, Account Executive Gary Casola. Originally from the Northeast, Gary joins Air Cycle from Dawsonville, GA. Continue reading “New Employee Profile: Gary Casola”
Northwest Vista College (NVC) is one of the newest facilities for a Bulb Eater to call home. Continue reading “Bulb Eater® Saves Big Money for NVC”
A recent report from Pike Research, a leading cleantech research firm, indicates that the recycling and reuse of electronics is set to dramatically increase through 2025. While most scrap electronics today are buried, incinerated, or dumped, by 2025 the rate of electronics recycling will more than double to 54%, according to the report. Continue reading “Electronics Recycling to Skyrocket, According to Forecast”
Late last year, spearheaded by Senior Account Executive Joe Day, Air Cycle joined the local Adopt-A-Road program, adopting a portion of Interstate 53 in our home town of Lisle, IL. Continue reading “Air Cycle Adopts a Road”