Bulb Eater® Helps Merchandise Mart Recycle Lamps

ABC7 News

The largest commercial building in the world, the Merchandise Mart is ''green'' year-round -- and especially so during Earth Hour.

Know for its sheer size and grandeur, The Mart is 25 stories high and stretches over two full city blocks along the Chicago River. "We have office and retail here. We have residential. We have the Luxe Home boutiques," Kristen Pabst, assistant property manager, Merchandise Mart, said.

But underneath the luxury shops is the building's true guts and glory. The 4.2 million square foot building is one of the country's largest recyclers. It has expanded from collecting simple paper and plastic. It also culls metal, batteries, construction debris and other waste. It even has a machine that recycles light bulbs.

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Recycling with the Bulb Eater®

Crushing lamps in the Bulb Eater® can save up to 20 hours of labor per 1000 lamps and 80% of the storage space required by intact lamps. Learn more » Bulb Eater® lamp crusher