Air Cycle E-Newsletter

Air Cycle January 2008 E-Newsletter

With 2008 well underway and the "green" trend continuing to take shape, Air Cycle plans to be at the forefront of recycling technology. We have new and exciting things in store for you this year and can't wait to share them all! Continuing our efforts to better communicate new products, services, industry news, and regulatory updates, Air Cycle provides the following e-newsletter:

When the Lights Go Out in Las Vegas, Hazardous Waste Disappears

An innovative recycling program has made one of this city’s most popular meeting places a green oasis by shipping out the toxic remains of spent light bulbs.

LVCAThe Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) was founded to strengthen the area’s convention business and eliminate a troubling economic problem: the cyclical nature of the tourism industry. But the LVCVA doesn’t just market this city’s gambling and pleasure palaces. It operates the Cashman Center as well as the Las Vegas Convention Center, which totals 3.5 million square feet of meeting rooms and exhibition space.

How many light bulbs does it take to illuminate such an emporium? More than electrical supervisor Joe Toro cares to count. Seven years ago Toro took it upon himself to find a method for disposing the thousands of fluorescent light bulbs he and his six-member crew replace each year. He could no longer tolerate the existing recycling plan: store spent bulbs in cardboard boxes (30 or so per container), and then wait for them to be hauled away by various trucking services.

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Updated EasyPak Website Released! HomepageStop by our recently upgraded site and find out what's the latest and greatest in the lamp recycling industry.

We've added a host of new features including easy-to-navigate state regulations, recycling facility information, online chat capability and site search. Ordering EasyPak products online is now easier than ever.

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Lamp Recycling, Step by Step

Maintenance Solutions

A 9-step strategy for minimizing mercury in the environment, controlling costs, and ensuring regulatory compliance

Recycling is a common method for reducing waste disposal. Recycling diverts waste from the landfill, reducing waste disposal costs and, in some instances, generating revenue from the sale of recyclable materials. Recycling also provides an opportunity to be a good steward of the environment.

Recycling generally is not more work than a facility’s current waste-disposal practices. Rather, it is just different. With time and effort, most facilities can achieve at least a 10 percent recycling rate, while many organizations achieve a 25 percent or more recycling rate.

9 Steps Continued »

Fluorescent Lights: Dealing with Their Dark Side

Environmental Protection

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are starting to light the way to a more energy-efficient tomorrow both in our country and abroad.

E-Waste Pile UpCFLs’ growing popularity is not surprising. Compared to the old technology of incandescent light bulbs – the Hummers of energy usage-- CFLs’ energy efficiency is nothing short of dazzling. For example, the ENERGY STAR ™ rated CFL bulbs use about 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. An added bonus is that CFLs produce about 75 percent less heat so they're safer to operate, and can cut energy costs associated with home cooling.

CFL Recycling Solution »


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