Included here are various erosion-control products, foundation products that eliminate the need for excavation, and exterior stains that result in lower VOC emissions into the atmosphere. Fluorescent lamp and ballast recyclers and low-mercury fluorescent lamps reduce environmental impacts during maintenance and disposal of luminaires.
Aerosolv is a tool that screws onto a 30- to 55-gallon drum and safely punctures aerosol cans, allowing them to drain into the drum. After 15–20 seconds of draining, the steel aerosol can becomes recyclable. The puncturing tool screws onto the 2" bung of the drum, and a filter screws onto the 3/4" bung. The filter should be replaced every nine months, or 2,250 uses, and the Carbon Cartridge, the upper part of the filter, should be replaced every three months, or 750 uses. Aerosolv fits industry standard aerosol cans of any length, and special gaskets are available for cans of a smaller diameter. Aerosolv is the first and only aerosol recovery technology to be certified by the EPA's Environmental Technology Verification Program.
Enabling commercial, public, and apartment building and campus occupants to be good environmental stewards is important. Systems that make it easy to recycle wastes should be provided in offices, institutions, apartment buildings, and other public spaces.
GreenSpec lists equipment and systems that make recycling and composting easier and more efficient for occupants and facility managers.
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