Air Cycle E-Newsletter

Air Cycle March 2008 E-Newsletter

We've been hard at work developing new tools and products to better serve customer needs. Please take a moment to explore the new Air Cycle website. Continuing our efforts to better communicate new products, services, industry news, and regulatory updates, Air Cycle provides the following e-newsletter:


Recycling, Mercury and Your Health

By H.L. Sam Queen

Does anyone ever gain personally from making the effort to recycle? It's so time consuming. Can't I just chunk it?

Only a few short years ago the message about recycling centered mostly on conservation, recovery and reuse. Saving ourself and our planet from environmental toxins was part of the benefit, but low on our list for reasons why. Now, with recognition of a rise in the rate of degenerative diseases plus the spiraling costs of health care, the effect that environmental toxins is having on our health, our food supply, and the world points to the need to now emphasize health.

Yes, but in what way does this pertain to me and my family?

The US Government has asked similar questions, demanding straight answers to this larger, more personal reality. To get to the bottom of it a grant was provided that turned out to be the most money ever spent by our government on looking at the health of so few test subjects.

More about Mercury »

4-Minute Video Breaks Down Lamp Recycling Process

New video presents lamp recycling basics from A to Z

A to Z VideoFinally, a simplified answer to the age old question, "What happens to my lamps once they leave my facility?". This 4-minute video breaks down the recycling process from the time you remove a lamp from the fixture, to the time it is processed in to reusable materials. Once on the site, click "Lamp Recycling from A to Z"

Enjoy the Show »

Shining a Light on Hazards of Fluorescent Bulbs

Alex Johnson | MSNBC

Energy-efficient coils booming, but disposal of mercury poses problems

Compact fluorescent light bulbs, long touted by environmentalists as a more efficient and longer-lasting alternative to the incandescent bulbs that have lighted homes for more than a century, are running into resistance from waste industry officials and some environmental scientists, who warn that the bulbs poisonous innards pose a bigger threat to health and the environment than previously thought.

Fluorescents - the squiggly, coiled bulbs that generate light by heating gases in a glass tube - are generally considered to use more than 50 percent less energy and to last several times longer than incandescent bulbs.

When fluorescent bulbs first hit store shelves several years ago, consumers complained about the loud noise they made, their harsh light, their bluish color, their clunky shape and the long time it took for them to warm up.

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Please Do Not Disturb (the Environment): Greening Your Hotel

Jenna M. Aker | Buildings

Rolling out a green program in your hospitality facilities requires research, creativity, and everyone's involvement

Why go green? Buildings writer Jenna Aker lays out the arguments for going green today in the hospitality industry and how to do it. While it may seem like a daunting task, "greening" your facility can be as easily said as done. How to start, what to do and more in the full article.

Tips to a Greener Facility »

Don't Forget to Turn Off the Lights on March 29

World Wildlife Fund has named HP as the official U.S. technology partner for Earth Hour, the global climate change event taking place at 8 p.m. EDT on March 29 ( in cities around the world.

During Earth Hour, millions of individuals and businesses will turn off their lights for one hour, demonstrating that by working together, we can all make a difference in the fight against climate change.


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