Recycling Articles

Corporate recycling policies, waste management, and relamping strategies for facility managers are among the topics covered in this section.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Off The Cuff Off Cuts Made Into Furniture

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Off The Cuff Off Cuts Made Into Furniture

In the ongoing quest to reduce, reuse, and recycle, one aspiring furniture designer is expressing her artistic talent in the form of furniture made from factory waste—and nothing else. No screws, bolts—just wood waste. Amy Hunting, a London, UK-based designer and illustrator, has introduced The Patchwork Collection—lamps, chairs, and storage/book boxes made out of wood waste and off cuts produced in the Danish...Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Recycling Fluorescent Lamps

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Recycling Fluorescent Lamps

This Web Exclusive comes from Mark A. Ceaser of OMNI/ajax Absolute Sorbent Technologies, Inc. Throughout the country, we have seen bans and regulatory control over the exposure of the public to hazardous risks. However, one of the most overlooked dangers surrounds each of us every day. It contains potentially dangerous amounts of mercury and can be found above your desk at work, in the lamp on your child’s...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Reducing Waste, Coming And Going

Sustainable By Design: Reducing Waste, Coming And Going

Conscientious manufacturers are cutting back on shipping materials to trim waste for...Read More...

FM Frequency: Relief From Green Fatigue

FM Frequency: Relief From Green Fatigue

Crane humorously dissects his latest energy saving project: re-lamping for fun and...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Ultimately Green

Services & Maintenance: Ultimately Green

Refurbishing furniture is one of the easiest, most affordable ways to shrink a facility's...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Waste Management And Ralph Waldo Emerson

Services & Maintenance: Waste Management And Ralph Waldo Emerson

What does this 19th century writer have to do with...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Why Recycle Used Bulbs?

Services & Maintenance: Why Recycle Used Bulbs?

Careful lamp disposal methods can help keep harmful mercury out of the...Read More...

FM Frequency: Lean Or Green?

FM Frequency: Lean Or Green?

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane wonders, do facility managers really have to make a choice when trying to reconcile budgets with sustainability...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Construction Conservation

Sustainable By Design: Construction Conservation

Successfully executing a recycling plan for construction materials requires careful planning....Read More...

Sustainable Design Trends: Green Wants You

New environmental solutions help transition buildings into sustainability. From the October 2005 issue....Read More...