Air Cycle E-Newsletter

Air Cycle November 2007 E-Newsletter

Continuing our efforts to better communicate new products, services, industry news, and regulatory updates, Air Cycle provides the following e-newsletter:


Web-based Tool Helps CBRE Measure Its Waste

Entrepreneur.com

CBRE Facility Uses Air Cycle Recycling ServicesIt is easy to comply with environmental regulations when fluorescent bulb recycling efforts are automatically updated and quantified. As a result, you are years ahead of most competitors, and prospective clients can swiftly compare an actual "Green" track record with the somewhat vague promises of other property management companies.

It wasn't always this way for CB Richard Ellis (CBRE). In the past the California-based company, which manages more than 1.7 billion square feet of buildings around the world, was challenged by complex tangle of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local jurisdictional rules for ballast, battery and lamp recycling. And the firm was forced to rely on a tangled network of waste management suppliers that made it difficult to standardize and replicate services in various locales.

Learn More About Web-based Recycling »


Corporations Are Embracing Green Real Estate, Survey Finds

GreenerBuildings.com

Nearly 80 percent of industry leaders say sustainability is a major issue for today's businesses, and are willing to pay a premium to achieve it, according to a survey from CoreNet Global and Jones Lang LaSalle.

The survey, "Sustainability Perceptions and Trends in the Corporate Real Estate Industry," asked workplace and corporate real estate executives about their thoughts on sustainability and what their companies are doing to achieve it, and the response is overwhelmingly green.

Survey Findings »


Earn Free Recycling Dollars

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 get $200 in free recycling for every $1000 they spend. Larger credits may be negiotated for corporate wide contracts.


Universal Waste: Bulbs, Batteries, Bugs and Thermometers

Environmental Protection

For many years, most hazardous waste generators tossed burned out fluorescent bulbs, scrap rechargeable batteries and unneeded mercury-containing devices like mercury switches into the dumpster along with other plant trash.

Most did not realize that these wastes are often hazardous wastes and, as such, must be treated or disposed in a specially permitted RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) facility.

Also for many years, regulatory agencies tacitly allowed this practice to continue. Many had formal polices that it was OK to toss spent fluorescent bulbs into the dumpster as long as the number of bulbs was kept small.

Universal Waste Rule Review »


"E-Trash" A Growing Concern

CBS News

We love our electronics, but it's a fickle affair. When something better enters the picture, we dump it.

E-Waste Pile UpNow, there's growing concern that the nearly 3 billion electronics products that Americans cherish will wind up in landfills, reports CBS News correspondent Bianca Solorzano.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, in 2005 we threw out 2.2 million tons of unwanted electronics. Most of it went into landfills. Only about 345,000 tons were recycled.

The Recycling Solution »

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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