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Increase Work Environment Safety With Lamp Recycling

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Bulb Eater 3 drum top fluorescent lamp crusher with Intelli Technology is the most fun you can have disposing of lamps, but it’s also much more. This incredible innovation brings to mind efficiency, compliance, and most of all, safety. Mercury is a nerve poison that, when vaporized, can easily be absorbed into the lungs and blood stream. Federal regulations protect workers, and fines for improper disposal could be as much as $32,000 per occurrence. 

Among the many reasons to use the Bulb Eater 3®, which crushes an entire pallet of lamps into a 55-gallon drum, is the reduction of risk and liability associated with improper disposal. EPA studies have shown an estimated 2-3% accidental breakage rate while handling bulbs for pickup, releasing dangerous mercury gas into the work environment. The Bulb Eater 3 reduces labor by up to 20 hours per 1,000 lamps, which reduces time handling bulbs and chances of accidental breakage. Workers are safer, and liability is reduced.

How does lamp recycling create a safer work environment? Read more from Air Cycle here

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Do Travelers Care About Staying With Green Hotels?

Monday, March 21, 2016
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According to a survey by Forbes Magazine, 62 percent of travelers either always or often consider the environment when choosing a hotel, transportation, or restaurant. The survey also shows that 69 percent say they plan to make even more eco-friendly choices in the next 12 months.

The majority of respondents agreed that hotels could do a better job of publicizing their green initiatives. In fact, most revealed that they rarely or never felt informed about whether hotels are truly eco-friendly. We’d like to believe that hotels practice environmental sustainability for the sake of our environment, but with more heads in beds, who could argue with this survey?

There is a rare opportunity, of which most hotels aren’t taking advantage, to use sustainability reporting metrics as green marketing. In fact, Trip Advisor launched a rating service called Green Leaders in 2013 in partnership with Energy Star, the US Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Program, to recognize hotels based on environmental practices. Air Cycle partner Renaissance Arlington Capital View, is a 2015 Green Leader, LEED certified hotel, and received the Virginia Green Travel Star Award for Green Hotel of the Year.

With Air Cycle’s suite of simple sustainable solutions, it’s easy to report your sustainability metrics by using the Bulb Eater 3 lamp crushing system, EasyPak mail-in recycling program, Bulk Recycling Services, or EnviroPure food waste disposal system.

Are you ready to form a universal waste recycling plan? Find your solution here.

Enrolling in an Air Cycle corporate recycling program not only makes compliance with state and federal regulations simple, but also includes tracking of your green progress, which can influence travelers to choose your hotel when used in your green marketing initiative. is powered by Air Cycle Corporation, a simple sustainable solutions company. Learn more about diverting universal and food waste at

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Meet the Virginia Green Hotel of the Year

Monday, March 7, 2016
Seeing our clients rewarded for their environmental stewardship makes being a sustainability company more rewarding than ever. Worldwide, organizations recognize hotels, universities, hospitals, corporations, and more who go above and beyond, using environmentally sustainable products and services to reduce their impact. We’re proud to provide universal waste recycling products and services that make sustainability simple.

This year, we traveled to the Virginia Green Travel Conference, where our friends at The Renaissance Arlington at Capital View, a Marriott Hotel, received the Star Award at the Green Hotel of the Year for their ongoing sustainability efforts, including the use of our innovative line of recycling products and services. Congratulations Renaissance Arlington! To learn more about this prestigious award, visit

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