Air Cycle E-Newsletter

Air Cycle January 2007 E-Newsletter

With 2006 behind us and a new year ahead, we want to thank you for your continued interest and support. The articles below make up what you as readers considered the "Best of 2006"

New Bulb Eater® Video Page

Bulb Eater Video "A picture says a thousand words". Well, we believe that the video of the Bulb Eater® says much more than that. Please take a moment to download either video option to see just how fast and easy it is to operate. Don't blink … you might miss it!

We now offer full training videos on how to assemble and operate the Bulb Eater®

Watch new video demo today!

Trammell Crow Shares Lamp Recycling Case Study

With over 500 million square feet under management, the Trammell Crow Company is one of the leading property and facility management companies in the world. They constantly raise the bar to develop and share best practices and cost-saving initiatives that create value for owners and occupants. Below is a recent case study on lamp recycling that Trammell Crow created as part of the evaluation process for their various facilities and is intended to help others understand and evaluate available lamp recycling options.

"In January 2005, Trammell Crow Company began an initiative to recycle fluorescent lamps throughout the MidAtlantic Division, which constitutes over 270 properties located in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia and totaling over 22,000,000 square feet of office, retail, warehouse and light industrial uses.

As different properties and programs were under review, two specific methods emerged and were utilized as the most cost-effective means for recycling and disposal of fluorescent lamps in office buildings. The information below is based upon a benchmark of single or multiple building units totaling 300,000 square feet:"

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UN Warning on E-waste 'Mountain'

BBC World News

PC Pile

The UN weighs in on the rise of global e-waste and the negative effects it may have on the environment

Unep (the UN Environment Program) estimates that 50 million tons of waste from discarded electronic goods is generated annually. Improper disposal of e-waste can release hazardous chemicals and heavy metals into the environment. Mr. Steiner made his comments at the opening of a week-long conference in Nairobi which will review the Basel Convention, aimed at reducing the movement of all types of hazardous waste.

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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.

A New Look at Lamp Disposal - Article

TED Magazine May 2006

Guidelines for the proper disposal of mercury-containing lamps are changing across the United States. For example, as of Feb. 8, the state of California does not allow the disposal of everyday materials - such as fluorescent lamps - in trash headed for landfills. As more is learned about the dangers of mercury contamination in the country's groundwater, rivers, streams, and air, regulators and enforcers all over the country are tightening controls on fluorescent lamp, battery, and electronic equipment disposal.

"We have definitely seen an increase in requests for service, and for information in general, about recycling spent fluorescent lamps," said Scott Beierwaltes, president of Air Cycle Corporation. "We believe the increase has been in response to the regulatory changes in California."

And the changes aren’t just happening in California, although the state is doing a better job than most of educating the public. "New York recently tightened its position on disposal of mercury-containing lamps and equipment," said Beierwaltes, "and Illinois is under scrutiny because the regulations there are tighter than in many other states."

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Mercury Spotlight

State gives warning about mercury in fish

As a brilliant sun smiled on the Carolina Beach City Marina on Thursday evening, Caleb Batson scowled while stretching a tarp atop his 40-foot cruiser.

He had just been told North Carolina issued mercury warnings for 22 species of fish.

"They don't warn you about eating beef or chicken with steroids that can't even stand up when they grow them, but they'll warn you about something wild caught that lives on its own and grows at a normal rate," Batson said, reflecting views of other charter captains whose living comes from the lure of the sea.

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