More than 5,000 florescent light tubes are recycled on campus every year. The tubes are collected and stored in 205L barrels and eventually broken down into 100 per cent recyclable material with the University’s Bulb Eater.
The Bulb Eater can crush a four-foot lamp in one second with the ability to crush 20 lamps per minute. This not only saves the storage space and shipping costs of whole lamps, the Bulb Eater also significantly reduces employee exposure to mercury. The machine has a controlled emissions system that captures 99.99 per cent of the mercury vapours released during crushing.