University of Arkansas Saves $20,000 a Year With The Bulb Eater

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In honor of Earth Day, the University of Arkansas Little Rock's Physical Plant shows students what they're doing to go green by putting to work the Bulb Eater® lamp crushing machine.

UALR employee Vince Rodgers  says there's a lot that goes into disposing fluorescent lamps. "There are elements in the bulbs such as, aluminium, mercury and phosphor powders that would go into the landfill." Until recently the physical plant at UALR boxed and shipped old fluorescent lamps to be recycled. Now, those lamps are sent down a tube. The Bulb Eater® crushes the blown out lamps and consolidates the waste. Rodgers says the machine is a win win situation. "It's good for the environment and it's good for us. It does two things, it saves space rather than keeping these boxes around and it saves money."

UALR purchased the Bulb Eater for around $3,600. The machine alone will save the university $20,000 a year. Rodgers says it's also a time-saver. "It will take 1 minute to recycle bulbs versus boxing that takes upwards of an hour."

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Lamp Recycling with the Bulb Eater®

The Bulb Eater® lamp crusher is the safest and most efficient way to package and store spent fluorescent lamps prior to shipment for recycling. It can save facilities up to 50% in recycling costs by minimizing the labor and space required for recycling. Learn more » Bulb Eater® lamp crusher