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An Introduction to EasyPak™ Sustainable Program

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Want to save time and effort on administering your prepaid mail-in container recycling program? Heard of the EasyPak™ Sustainable Program, but want to learn more about it? Then check out An Introduction to the EasyPak™ Sustainable Program. The introduction includes basic information about the program, a few frequently asked questions, and a video overview of the program.

The EasyPak™ Sustainable Program saves facility managers time and effort by automating recycling container reordering. When a container is filled and returned, a replacement container is automatically reordered. Learn more » EasyPak™ Sustainable Program

The Road to Fluorescent Lamp Recycling: A 10-Step Guide

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
More facility managers than ever are aware that recycling spent fluorescent lamps can minimize the risk of workplace mercury exposure and fines from non-compliance with regulations. The task of researching ways to start or improve a program, however, is made difficult by the time it consumes from a busy facility maintenance schedule.

Whether you are just looking into lamp recycling or currently have a program in place, this time-saving guide to implementing a lamp recycling program can help jump start your first step in the process or confirm that you are on the right track.

EasyPak™ prepaid mail-in recycling containers are the fast and simple way to recycle spent fluorescent lamps, track and prove recycling efforts, and stay compliant with recycling laws using EasyPak Sustainable Program automatic reordering. Learn more » EasyPak™ recycling containers

New York Law to Require E-Waste Recycling in 2012

Monday, August 15, 2011
Beginning January 1, 2012 most New York facilities will be required to recycle their electronic waste under the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Law.

The new law covers spent computers, televisions and small-scale servers as well as computer peripherals such as monitors, printers and scanners.

The EasyPak™ Electronics Recycling Container includes the Sustainable Program automatic reordering system and online Certificates of Recycling, making it simple to implement or streamline an e-waste recycling program. Learn more » EasyPak™ e-waste recycling container

Two Fluorescent Lighting and Controls Myths

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
While many facility managers have "seen the light" when it comes to the cost-saving benefits of fluorescent lights and lighting controls, misconceptions persist about potential downsides of these technologies. This fluorescent lighting article from FacilitiesNet clears up two such myths:

1. Fluorescent lamps take more energy to start than operate

2. Lighting controls shorten lamp life and are therefore bad investments

Learn the truth about fluorescent lighting and controls myths »

When fluorescent lamps do burn out, EasyPak™ prepaid containers make recycling them easy and cost-effective. To learn more, find out how EasyPak works, or browse EasyPak containers.

Strategies to Plan for T12 Lamp Phase-Out

Monday, August 1, 2011
With the recent U.S. Department of Energy-mandated phase out of T12 magnetic ballasts and next year's end to production of T12 lamps, now is the time to begin planning for your facility's transition to higher-efficiency T8 and T5 lamps.

This article from FacilitiesNet explains how to maximize the cost-effectiveness of a retrofit and realize energy savings by taking advantage of upgrade incentive programs.

When T12s burn out or are replaced in a lighting retrofit they should be recycled to ensure that their mercury content does not contaminate your facility or the environment. EasyPak™ prepaid mail-in containers from make recycling spent lamps cost-effective and simple. Click here to learn more or browse containers.