Air Cycle E-Newsletter

Air Cycle July 2007 E-Newsletter

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

Recycling Fluorescent Lamps is Affordable and Easy

International Facility Management Association

Trash TruckDoes your facility have fluorescent lights?

Spent fluorescent lamps are not recommended to be discarded in dumpsters as ordinary solid waste because they contain mercury. This is a major challenge for many facilities across the country since nearly every facility uses this source of lighting and more than 650 million lamps are disposed of each year.

The dangers of not complying
Mercury is linked to serious health issues, such as blurred vision, numbness in limbs, speech impairment, severe convulsions, developmental problems, loss of consciousness, insanity, birth defects, autism and more.

A single four-foot fluorescent tube contains 5 to 50 milligrams of mercury. When conventional disposal methods are used, mercury vapors can travel over 200 miles. Hence, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates fluorescent lamps and stipulates strict guidelines for their disposal.

Recommended Recycling Solutions »

Don't Waste Your Waste

Environmental Protection

Now that you know the benefits of recycling industrial solid waste after reading the cover story “Renewable Refuse” in our magazine’s May 2007 issue, where do you start? Who should be involved? How do you implement recycling? So many questions… here are a few suggestions on how to effectively implement pollution prevention (P2) in your operations. Start now, make a plan, and make a difference.

The Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 focused industry, government, and public attention on reducing the amount of pollution through cost-effective changes in production, operation, and raw materials use. As a result, many states require documentation of P2 activities by large quantity generators, small quantity generators and/or Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporters to develop P2 plans. If you don’t fall into those categories though, don’t be shy. Take the initiative. Take a good, hard look at your business and develop your own P2 plan, step by step. After all, it will save you money and help protect the environment.

Five Step Waste Recycling Plan »

Green Marketing: Make Your Building Stand Out

Building Operating Management

Commercial real estate owners who make green building investments naturally want to benefit from them — by attracting better tenants, securing longer leases, experiencing fewer vacancies, gaining a more positive public image and enjoying a competitive advantage in what is generally a commodity market.
To cash in on these benefits, however, building owners need to learn how to market their buildings to separate them from the pack. No single competitive strategy is right for every property. A company’s marketing needs to reflect its strategic vision, project management capability, available capital and corporate values.

4 Green Marketing Strategies »

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

Mercury Spotlight

Mercury's Rising Impact

Environmental Protection

Mercury is getting a lot of attention, both in the popular press and in state and federal regulatory agencies. Combustion systems, like coal-fired power plants, industrial boilers, incinerators, and cement kilns, are sources of mercury emissions to the air. This article outlines the mercury emission regulations that apply to different combustion systems and the best demonstrated means to control these emissions from combustion sources. This article focuses on utility and industrial combustion systems because they are the highest emitters and face the greatest reductions and tightest scrutiny.

Read More About Mercury »

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