Air Cycle E-Newsletter

Air Cycle November 2006 E-Newsletter

Continuing our efforts to better communicate new products, services, industry news, and regulatory updates, Air Cycle provides the following E-Newsletter. See Special Offer Below

New Features at LampRecycling.com

Recycling with EasyPak™ just got easier!

The EasyPak™ pre-paid program is a simple recycling solution for lamps, batteries, ballasts, and thermostats. Recycling those items just got easier with the innovations now available at LampRecycling.com. In response to customer feedback, we are proud to offer you the following capabilities:

  • Automatic re-ordering
  • Container tracking
  • Recycling Certificate access and downloads

All of these features were added in attempts to make your experience at LampRecycling.com as smooth and efficient as possible. Please take some time to check out the new features today and see the new ways you can save your organization time, effort and money.

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Lamps & Ballasts: End-of-Life Decisions

Maintenance Solutions August 2006

Developing disposal strategies requires knowing about products and options

Environmental awareness affects every area of institutional and commercial facilities, as well as most activities of maintenance and engineering departments. In recent years, such awareness has extended to lighting systems, primarily lamps and ballasts.

Managers face a host of options and decisions related to properly disposing of these products at the end of life (EOL), and developing a successful strategy starts with understanding the challenges and the resources available.

"This is the ultimate 'green' technology," said Duncan Earl in an ORNL release. Earl is a co-developer of the technology and chief technology officer of Oak Ridge startup company Sunlight Direct, which licensed the technology from ORNL last year.

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Hybrid Lighting Technology Gaining Momentum

Lighting.com

With 25 hybrid solar lighting systems scheduled to be installed by the end of 2006, the forecast is looking sunny for a technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Preliminary data from field units, which collect sunlight and pipe it into buildings using bundles of small optical fibers, show potentially significant energy savings in lighting and maintenance costs.

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Earn FREE Recycling Dollars For Referrals

Please forward this enewsletter to friends and colleagues that may have an interest in Air Cycle products and/or services. Have your friend mention your name and earn $200 in free recycling for every $1000 they spend. Larger credits may be negiotated for corporate wide contracts.

Mercury Spotlight

Extent of Mercury Pollution More Widespread Than Previously Thought, According To Report

Mercury pollution is making its way into nearly every habitat in the nation, exposing countless species of wildlife to potentially harmful levels of mercury, according to a report released on Sept. 19 by the National Wildlife Federation.

"From songbirds to alligators, turtles to bats, eagles to otters, mercury is accumulating in nearly every corner of the food chain," said Catherine Bowes, northeast program manager for the National Wildlife Federation and principal author of the report. "This report paints a compelling picture of mercury contamination in the United States, and many more species are at risk than we previously thought. Fish, long thought to be the key species affected by mercury, are just the tip of the iceberg."

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